Global 16. 5. 2019
On 13 May 2019, the General Director of the National Theatre Jan Burian received some questions from employees. We will prepare an answer which will include facts that are widely known and accessible from public sources. There would be written also facts that we thought we had informed the opera employees through current the Director of the National Theatre Opera and the State Opera.
Ballet 6. 2. 2019
Iconic ballet and one of the staples of the repertoire of prominent theatres worldwide. John Cranko’s choreography, to music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, is a breath-taking spectacle, encompassing splendid melodies and dance, sheer classical elegance, virtuoso solo and corps performances, exquisite sets and costumes, a show replete with profound emotions.
The Czech National Ballet is the very first large company to have been granted the approval to stage the piece beyond the Stuttgarter Ballett.
Opera 5. 2. 2019
Per Boye Hansen, who will assume the post of Artistic Director of the National Theatre Opera and State Opera, presented the plans for his tenure and introduced his closest associates.
Opera 6. 11. 2018
The National Theatre is preparing the annual Mozart’s Birthday concert next year in collaboration with the Domingo-Mozart-Prague Association. On 27 January 2019, the Estates Theatre, whose history is closely linked with the legendary composer, will resound with W. A. Mozart’s melodic music, as performed by the National Theatre Orchestra, under the baton of the world-renowned opera singer and conductor Plácido Domingo. Four superb soloists will appear at the concert: Adela Zaharia, Štěpánka Pučálková, Petr Nekoranec and Simone Alberghini.
Opera 4. 10. 2018
On 25 October, the National Theatre in Prague will host the world premiere of the unique Faszination Wagner project. Following the first night, at the Forum Karlín, it will be presented in other cities in Europe. The project, encompassing an opera performance and screening of a film, specially created for this occasion, may even be referred to as revolutionary. The evening features selected highlights from Richard Wagner’s operas, which will be performed by the State Opera Orchestra, conducted by Matthias Fletzberger, and the stellar singer Andreas Schager, one of the most acclaimed contemporary Heldentenors.
Ballet 2. 10. 2018
The first production to be premiered in the new The Czech National Ballet season, titled KYLIÁN – Bridges of Time, will primarily pay tribute to the globally renowned Czech choreographer Jiří Kylián and his extensive work, which has inspired artists all over the world. It will also mark the centenary of the foundation of the Czechoslovak Republic, the Czechs’ freedom and independence. The first gala performance will take place on 11 October 2018 at the National Theatre in Prague.
Opera 19. 9. 2018
FIDELIO. Die einzige Oper Beethovens wird am Ständetheater mit dem Orchester und dem Chor der Staatsoper Prag aufgeführt werden. Das Nationaltheater Prag bringt eine neue Produktion der Oper Fidelio, eine Inszenierung der renommierten bulgarisch-deutschen Regisseurin Vera Nemirova unter der musikalischen Leitung des Musikdirektors der Staatsoper Prag, Andreas Sebastian Weiser. In den Hauptrollen werden hervorragende einheimische sowie anerkannte internationale Solisten singen. Premieren am 22. und 23. September.
Global 6. 9. 2018
The National Theatre director Prof. MgA. Jan Burian has notified the Minister of Culture Antonín Staněk that he will name a new Director of Opera starting from 2019/2020.
From September 2019 the first Czech opera ensemble will be directed by a Per Boye Hansen, a renowned Norweigan music manager.