Lyon: Katia Kabanova

28 April 2023, 8pm, Opéra de Lyon, Lyon, France Leoš Janáček: Katia Kabanova (premiere) Directed by: Barbara Wysocka, music director: Elena Schwarz Cast: Corinne Winters (Katia), Natascha Petrinsky (Kabanicha), Adam Smith (Boris), Oliver Johnston (Tichon), Sir Willard White (Dikoj), Ena Pongrac (Varvara) and others Language: Czech with French subtitles Following performances: 2, 4, 7, 9, … Read more

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

Lyon. Hans Krása: Brundibár

A new production of the opera Brundibár by Hans Krása was presented during this year’s mid-season festival held by Opéra de Lyon. Composed in 1938 yet premiered and more than fifty times reprised not until five years afterwards at the Theresienstadt concentration camp by the deported Jewish children, this over 30-minute-long children’s opera is, according to the … Read more