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Opera Nova festival

Opera Nova festival 2024
  • 2023 - 2024
  • 2024 - 2025

Opera Nova 2024

Contemporary, interactive, modern, colourful, bold, Czech and world - this is Opera Nova festival 2024.

14. 6. – 22. 6. 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.

Opera Nova will begin on June 14 with the first of three Czech premieres, György Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre, a masterpiece that is considered one of the milestones of the 20th century opera creations. After this premiere an extraordinary performance by Lukas Ligeti and his guests entitled Ligeti Late Night will follow, featuring a new semi-improvised composition by this multi-faceted artist. We will then present a number of new operas by Czech and international composers such are works by Jiří Trtík and Šimon Voseček as well as a Czech premiere of the chamber opera The Yellow Wallpaper by the British composer Dani Howard, which was performed last year at London's legendary Sadler's Wells Theatre and at the Copenhagen Opera Festival. Another highlight of the festival will be Les Papillons de Terezín (Butterflies from Terezín) by French composer and conductor Charles Baumstark, a new children’s opera considered as a new version of Hans Krása’s Brundibár. 

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