Matouš Hejl: Opera Ibsen / Ghosts  (world premiere)

26 June 2022, 7pm, Antonín Dvořák Theatre, Ostrava NODO Matouš Hejl: Opera Ibsen / Ghosts  (world premiere) Libretto: Lucie Trmíková Directed by: Jan Nebeský, music director: Bruno Ferrandis Cast: Lucie Trmíková (Helena Alvingová), Miloslav König (Osvald Alving), Igor Chmela (Pastor Manders), Petr Jeništa (Jakub Engstrand), Magdalena Malá (Regina Engstrandová), Jan Mikušek – cimbalom, Petr Tichý … Read more

Jiří Kadeřábek’s ‘No Man’ in Bremen

Premiered this spring at the National Theatre in Prague, Jiří Kadeřábek’s opera No Man moved over to Bremen, Germany, native town of the production’s directress Katharina Schmitt. Here, it was performed twice, on November 7 and 8 as a special part of the festival of contemporary German literature Festival für grenzüberschreitende Literatur. No Man tells the tragic life story of … Read more

Jan Ryand Dřízal: Lekce Váchal (world premiere)

The BERG orchestra gave world premiere to a new piece by one of the most successful Czech composers of the young generation, Jan Ryant Dřízal. Lekce Váchal for countertenor and orchestra was performed on September 25 at the hall of the Masaryk Dormitory in Dejvice, Prague. The title refers to the composition’s two main sources of inspiration: Lekce Faust, … Read more

Jiří Kadeřábek: No Man (world premiere)

On March 31, the New Stage of the National Theatre in Prague introduced the long-awaited premiere of No Man, opera by composer Jiří Kadeřábek (*1978). It was watched by a sold-out stage where the spectators were seated; the auditorium, this time, was the place of action. The tragic life story of sculptor Otakar Švec who, against … Read more

Martin Smolka: The Lists of Infinity (premiere of a new version)

On June 27 the Prague-based Alfred ve Dvoře Theatre premiered an experimental opera performance The Lists of Infinity by a composer Martin Smolka. This performance directed by Jiří Adámek, who is also the author of the libretto, is in fact a new version of a piece composed 2 years ago on a commission for the New Opera days Ostrava (NODO) … Read more