1 hour 15 minutes, no intermissionLanguage
In Czech, Czech, English subtitlesPremiere
April 17, 2019
The opera Tramvestie is a setting of Pavel Novotný’s collection of poems of the same name, which resulted from transcriptions of the author’s conversations with his friends on tram No. 11 on the route between the towns of Liberec and Jablonec nad Nisou.
State Opera Orchestra
The conversations relate to the tramline’s vicinity, the personal histories of their participants, as well as the region’s turbulent past.
In addition to the texts from the book Tramvestie, the remarkable musical work was also inspired by the recordings of the interviewers’ voices, as well as the sound of the moving tram.
By their appearance, attire and behaviour, the audience is obliged to adhere to the accustomed practice expected from them when attending a theatre performance.