Janáček Brno 2020 – twenty-eight top productions in nineteen days. Leading world directors and performers such as Robert Carsen, Claus Guth, Jakub Hrůša, Karita Mattila, Pavol Brešlík, the Pavel Haas Quartet, the Bamberger Symphoniker and others will present a programme whose theme touches on the artistic turmoil that raged at the turn of the 20th century and the search for new directions in the musical expression of opera and instrumental works.
LEOŠ JANÁČEK – DESTINY
conductor: Marko Ivanović, director: Robert Carsen
National Theatre Brno’s Janáček Opera
The celebratory opening of the festival will be devoted to Janáček´s opera Destiny. It is less frequently performed than many of his other works, but was a significant step in the composer´s journey to seek out a new approach to modern opera. The production will be created specially for the festival by the internationally renowned director Robert Carsen in cooperation with the ensemble of the Janáček Opera, National Theatre Brno, and with music direction by chief conductor Marko Ivanović.
LEOŠ JANÁČEK – JENŮFA
conductor: Robert Kružík, director: Claus Guth
Kostelnička: Karita Mattila
National Theatre Brno’s Janáček Opera, in cooperation with Royal Opera House (Covent Garden)
Another top production, Janáček´s breakthrough opera Jenůfa, will be performed by Brno’s opera ensemble in cooperation with the London Royal Opera House (Covent Garden), where the production by director Claus Guth will have its premiere in March 2020. Robert Kružík will be in charge of the Brno version.
LEOŠ JANÁČEK – GREAT SUITE FROM THE OPERA THE CUNNING
LITTLE VIXEN (ADAPTED BY JAKUB HRŮŠA)
RICHARD STRAUSS – AN ALPINE SYMPHONY
conductor: Jakub Hrůša
As is traditional, the concert programme will be extremely varied. The end of the festival will feature an excellent orchestra, the Bamberger Symphoniker, which is conducted by Jakub Hrůša.
Advance festival ticket sales commence on 1. 12. 2019. You can thus book the best festival seats for the best prices well before the festival starts. All information about the festival, along with the option of purchasing tickets on-line, can be found on the web pages www.janacek-brno.cz
Main sales points: Customer Centre, National Theatre Brno, Dvořákova 11, Brno
Tel.: +420 542 158 120, email: obchodni@ndbrnocz
Online advance sales: www.janacek-brno.cz
THE JANÁČEK BRNO 2020 FESTIVAL PASS GIVES YOU A 25% DISCOUNT WHEN PURCHASING TICKETS FOR 3 OR MORE PERFORMANCES. WHEN PURCHASING TICKETS FOR 5 OR MORE PERFORMANCES A DISCOUNT OF 30% APPLIES.