Lukáš Sommer: Hra o malinu (world premiere)

16 February 2020, Řehoř Samsa Café, Bookstore, and Art Gallery, Prague Festival of music theatre OPERA 2020 HAUSOPERA Lukáš Sommer: Hra o malinu (world premiere) Directed by: Jiří Nekvasil, libretto: Josef Škarka Cast: Andrea Široká (Wife), Josef Škarka (Husband), Marek Olbrzymek (Dealer), Žaneta Vítová (accordion)

Marko Ivanović: Monument (world premiere)

7 February 2020, Janáček Theatre, Brno Marko Ivanović: Monument (world premiere) Directed by: David Radok, music director: Marko Ivanović, libretto: David Radok Cast: Svatopluk Sem (Sculptor), Markéta Cukrová (Wife), Roman Hoza (Colleague), Ondřej Koplík (Minister of culture), David Nykl (1. secretary), Martina Mádlová (1. secretary’s wife) a and others Following performances: 28 and 29 Feb 2020

Daniel Skála: The Red Nose (world premiere)

29 November 2019, alternative scene of the Puppet Theatre Ostrava, Ostrava Musical Present Daniel Skála: The Red Nose (world premiere of a scenic non-opera) Eva Marie Kořená, Markéta Schaffartzik, Petr Němec, Jurij Galatenko – voice, Jitka Svobodová – clarinet, Daniel Skála – cymbalo, girls’ choir led by Lenka Živocká, Anna Jurčíková, Tomáš Volkmer – clowns

Martin Smolka: Vor dem Gesetz (Czech premiere)

24 November 2019, DOX+, Prague Contempuls Martin Smolka: Vor dem Gesetz for 7 speaking musicians with side instruments, based on a short story by Franz Kafka (Czech premiere) Libretto: Jiří Adámek ascolta

Strasbourg: Rusalka

18 October 2019, Opéra National du Rhin, Strasbourg, France Antonín Dvořák: Rusalka (premiere in co-production with Opéra de Limoges) Directed by: Nicola Raab, music director: Antony Hermus Cast: Pumeza Matshikiza (Rusalka). Bryan Register (Prince), Rebecca Von Lipinski (Foreign Princess), Attila Jun (Water goblin), Patricia Bardon (Witch) and others Following performances: 20, 22, 24 and 26 … Read more

Grobiáni. Three new mini-operas performed by Ensemble Opera Diversa

25 September 2019, BURANTEATR, Brno Grobiáni (a cycle of three mini-operas in world premieres) Martin Kux: The Ring Mario Buzzi: The Promise Ondřej Kyas: Dorotka’s Wooing Librettists: Vendula Borůvková, Pavel Drábek Directed by: Lukáš Kopecký, music director: Josef Javora Cast: Jana Vondrů, Marie Zichová, Aleš Janiga, Pavel Slivka, Ensemble Opera Diversa

Zurich: The Makropulos Affair

22 September 2019, Opernhaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland Leoš Janáček: The Makropulos Affair (premiere) Directed by: Dmitri Tcherniakov, music director: Jakub Hrůša Cast: Evelyn Herlitzius (Emilia Marty), Sam Furness (Albert Gregor), Tómas Tómasson (Dr Kolenatý), Scott Hendricks (Jaroslav Prus), Kevin Conners (Vítek), Deniz Uzun (Kristina) and others Language: Czech Following performances: 25 and 28 Sep, 6, … Read more

St. Gallen: Rusalka

21 September 2019, Theater St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland Antonín Dvořák: Rusalka (premiere) Directed by: Vera Nemirova, music director: Modestas Pitrenas / Stéphane Fromageot Cast: Sofia Soloviy (Rusalka), Kyungho Kim (Prince), Alžběta Vomáčková (Foreign Princess), Marcell Bakonyi (Water Goblin), Nora Sourouzian (Witch) and others Language: Czech Following performances: 29 Sep, 2, 6, 20 and 29 … Read more

Vienna: Rusalka

19 September 2019, Theater an der Wien, Vienna Antonín Dvořák: Rusalka (premiere) Directed by: Amélie Niermeyer, music director: David Afkham Cast: Maria Bengtsson (Rusalka), Ladislav Elgr (Prince), Kate Aldrich (Foreign Princess), Günther Groissböck (Water Goblin), Natascha Petrinsky (Witch) and others Language: Czech Following performances: 21, 23, 26, 28 and 30 Sep 2019

Magdeburg: Katja Kabanova

7 September 2019, Theater Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany Leoš Janáček: Kátja Kabanova (premiere of a new production in co-production with Scottish Opera) Directed by: Stephen Lawless, music director: Anna Skryleva Cast: Noa Danon (Katja), Undine Dreißig (Kabanicha), Richard Furman (Boris), Joska Lehtinen (Tichon), Paul Sketris / Johannes Stermann (Dikoj), Emilie Renard (Varvara) and others Language: Czech Following … Read more