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

Lyon: From the House of the Dead

21 January 2019, Opéra de Lyon, Lyon, France Leoš Janáček: From the House of the Dead (premiere) Directed by: Krzysztof Warlikowski, music director: Alejo Pérez Cast: Willard White (Gorjantchikov), Pascal Charbonneau (Aljeja), Štefan Margita (Kuzmich), Ladislav Elgr (Skuratov), Károly Szemerédy (Chichkov) and others Language: Czech Following performances: 23, 25, 27, 29 and 31 Jan, 2 Feb 2019

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

Tokyo: Jenůfa

On 28 February Janáček’s Jenůfa was for the first time in history staged at the New National Theatre Tokyo, Japan’s foremost national centre for performing arts. The production, which was created in 2012 at Deutsche Oper Berlin by the director Christof Loy and then conducted by Donald Runnicles, enjoyed a great success two weeks ago, when it reached … Read more

Berlin: The Makropulos Affair

On 19 February a new production of Leoš Janáček’s opera The Makropulos Affair received its premiere at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. Its authors are the director David Hermann and the scenographer Christof Hetzer, who had already created the productions of Das Mädchen mit den Schwefelhölzern (The Little Match Girl) by Helmut Lachenman and Oresteia by Iannis Xenakis … Read more