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Opera Nova 2024Opera Nova 2024


Šimon Voseček
Divadlo Bez zábradlí
Opera Nova Festival
World Premiere

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    June 2024

    Monday 17. 6.

    Tickets available

    Opera Nova Festival
    World Premiere

    Basic information


    Divadlo Bez zábradlí

    Approximate running time

    1 hour, no intermission

    More information about festival: Opera Nova festival 2024

    The Opera Nova, contemporary opera festival, is a showcase of contemporary Czech and international opera creations and innovative festival concept that aims to connect opera with other types of modern art and themes that move nowadays society.


    • 2023-2024
    • 2024-2025


    Video design
    Valeriia Riazanova
    Movement coach
    Jan Adam


    The scenic oratorio OGRES  delivers our audiences a universal story of hatred and violence inflicted upon people. While the individual narratives may not adhere to the unity of time, place, and action, they still present a chillingly truthful and coherent testament to the absence of love, understanding, and tolerance towards the most natural aspects of human beings. OGRES tells the tale of Evil, against whose dark backdrop takes center stage amidst tears and pain, courage, love, and hope.

    The oratorio unfolds through individual scenes, each seemingly connected thematically, yet their cohesion is more associative than presented though a strict narrative. Each vignette is an artistic rendering of an actual event taking place across various corners of the globe and recorded between 2010 to 2016. The journey begins in South Korea, traverses across France, the USA, Brazil, Iran, Uganda, Bulgaria, and finally in Russia. The playwriting brilliance of Yann Verburgh infuses the text with a blend of documentary sobriety and brutal poetics, having already earned the author multiple literary accolades.