The White Death

Miroslav Tóth
The New Stage

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    December 2020

    Tuesday 22. 12.

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    Basic information


    The New Stage


    In Czech

    Two real figures inspired the Slovak composer Miroslav Tóth to write his new opera – Simo Häyhä, a Finnish sniper dubbed the White Death, who is believed to have killed more than 500 Red Army soldiers during the Winter War between the Soviet Union and Finland in 1939-40; and Horst Fuchs, a German teleshopping star.


    Concept and Stage direction
    Nela Kornetová


    Depicting the two archetypal characters – a mercenary and a merchant, the opera tells the story set in a post-apocalyptic world. Miroslav Tóth also drew inspiration from the British science-fiction film Threads, the Austrian documentary Im Keller and a number of apocalyptic literary works.

    Practical information

    Where to buy tickets

    When purchasing online, we will send you an E-ticket by e-mail. You can pick up printed tickets in person at any of our box offices.

    What to wear?

    By their appearance, attire and behaviour, the audience is obliged to adhere to the accustomed practice expected from them when attending a theatre performance.


    While visiting the National Theatre and the New Stage
    You can use nearby secure car parks:

    Kotva department store (Revoluční 1/655, Prague 1), then walk along Králodvorská street to Ovocný trh.
    Palladium department store (Na Poříčí 1079/3a, Prague 1), then walk along Králodvorská street to Ovocný trh, or to the Powder Gate through Celetná street to Ovocný trh.

    because the car park under the National Theater is closed for reconstruction since April 14th 2020.

    While visiting the State Opera, you can take the slip road on Wilsonova street from the left lane close to the State Opera building to the Parking Centrum above-ground garage. The parking fee is 40 CZK/h.
    Unfortunately, there is no car park nearby the Estates Theatre. You can either use the National Theatre car park or a secure car park at the Kotva shopping mall (Revoluční 1/655, Praha 1) and Paladium (Na Poříčí 1079/3a, Praha 1).