London Symphony Orchestra: Katya Kabanova (concert staging)

11 and 13 January 2023, 7pm, Barbican Centre, London Leoš Janáček: Katya Kabanova (concert staging) Cast: Amanda Majeski (Katya), Katarina Dalayman (Kabanicha), Simon O’Neill (Boris), Andrew Staples (Tichon), Pavlo Hunka (Dikoj), Magdalena Kožená (Varvara) and others London Symphony Orchestra, cond. Simon Rattle

Cardiff: The Makropulos Affair

16 September 2022, 7:15pm, Wales Millenium Centre, Cardiff Welsh National Opera Leoš Janáček: The Makropulos Affair (premiere) Directed by: Olivia Fuchs, music director: Tomáš Hanus, Thomas Blunt Cast: Ángeles Blancas Gulin (Emilia Marty), Nicky Spence (Albert Gregor), Gustav Beláček (Dr Kolenatý), Mark Le Brocq (Vítek), Harriet Eyley (Krista), David Stout (Jaroslav Prus) and others Language: … Read more

London: The Cunning Little Vixen

18 February 2022, 7:30pm, London Coliseum, London English National Opera Leoš Janáček: The Cunning Little Vixen (premiere of a new production) Directed by: Jamie Manton, music director: Martyn Brabbins Cast: Sally Matthews (Vixen), Pumeza Matshikiza (Fox), Lester Lynch (Forester), Madeleine Shaw (Forester’s Wife, Owl), Alan Oke (Schoolmaster, Mosquito), Clive Bayley (Priest, Badger), Ossian Huskinson (A Poacher), John Findon (Innkeeper, … Read more

Glyndebourne: Rusalka

29 June 2019, Glyndebourne, United Kingdom Glyndebourne Festival Opera Antonín Dvořák: Rusalka (premiere) Directed by: Melly Still, music director: Robin Ticciati Cast: Sally Matthews (Rusalka), Evan LeRoy Johnson / Brenden Gunnell (Prince), Zoya Tsererina (Foreign Princess), Alexander Roslavets (Water Goblin), Patricia Bardon (Witch) and others Další uvedení: 4, 7, 11, 17, 20, 26 and 31 Jul, 7, 12, 16 … Read more

British staged premiere of Smetana’s ‘Libuše’

18 March 2019, Bloomsbury Theatre, London Bedřich Smetana: Libuše (British staged premiere) Directed by: Cecilia Stinton, music director: Charles Peebles Cast: Kirstin Sharpin (Libuše), Robert Davies (Přemysl), John Mackenzie (Lutobor), Eve Daniell (Krasava) and members of the student opera company University College Opera Language: Czech Following performancesí: 20, 22 and 23 Mar 2019

Glasgow: Kátya Kabanová

12 March 2019, Scottish Opera, Theatre Royal, Glasgow, Scotland Leoš Janáček: Kátya Kabanová (premiere of a new production in co-production with Theater Magdeburg) Directed by: Stephen Lawless, music director: Stuart Stratford Cast: Laura Wilde (Kátya), Patricia Bardon (Kabanicha), Ric Furman (Boris), Samuel Sakker (Tikhon), Paul Whelan (Dikoy), Hanna Hipp (Varvara) and others Language: Czech Following performances: 14 and 16 Mar (Theatre … Read more

Czech music as the main theme of this year’s Leamington Music Festival Weekend

4 – 7 May 2018, Royal Pump Rooms, The Parade, Leamington Spa, UK Leamington Music Festival Weekend Seven concerts of music by Antonín Rejcha, Bedřich Smetana, Antonín Dvořák, Leoš Janáček, Josef Suk, Bohuslav Martinů, Ervín Schulhoff, Klement Slavický and Luboš Fišer Ensemble 360, Pražák String Quartet, Guarneri Trio, Ivan Klánský, Jana Vonášková-Nováková, Martin Kasík, Nicholas Wearne

London: From the House of the Dead

For the first time in its history, the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, presented From the House of the Dead, the last opera by composer Leoš Janáček. Created in co-production with Brussels’ La Monnaie theatre and Opéra National de Lyon, the performance is remarkable for the involvement of several Czech and Slovak singers; apart … Read more

Ondřej Adámek: Share the Space (world premiere)

Next commission for the internationally acclaimed Ondřej Adámek came from BCMG, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. They invited him to join their Canal Serenade on Narrow Boats project, a celebration of Birmingham canals and their busy trade history. On September 10 then, what was being exchanged on those boats were not goods but musical ideas… Three composers … Read more

Longborough Festival Opera: Jenůfa

A new production of Jenůfa by Leoš Janáček is one of the four performances played at Longborough Festival Opera this year. Held between June 9 and August 4, this festival offers what is referred to as “country house opera” experience, which means that the works are performed at remote country houses. In addition to the … Read more