20. 09. 2017
The Janáček Opera of the National Theatre Brno has the most nominations for the Annual Opera Plus Awards. The readers of this specialized website have until mid-October to decide who will be awarded in the female and male categories. Of the 31 nominations there are ten male and female singers who performed thirteen different roles for the Janáček Opera NTB from last autumn until the end of last season.
19. 09. 2017
"The staging of this Gesamtkunstwerk constantly spills over between its individual components, the orchestra combines with the stage, the wonderful singers are real operatic actors," wrote Olga Janáčková in a review for operaplus.cz of the premiere of Michal Nejtek and Jiří Adámek's opera Rules for Good Manners in the Modern World.
16. 09. 2017
Dear visitors, please accept our apologies for the cancellation of the open air performance of La traviata on September 16, 2017 at Špilberk Castle due to illness of one of main character and bad weather forecast for this evening. You can exchange your ticket for any other opera production by the Opera NdB which is showing until 31 December 2017. Please exchange your ticket by 30 September 2017 at the NdB Customer Centre, Dvořákova 11 (week days 8:30am - 6pm). Thank you for your understanding. We appreciate your support. Opera NdB
8. 09. 2017
After the summer lull, our latest opera production returns to the stage of the Mahen Theatre - Rossini's Le comte Ory, this time featuring Petr Nekoranec in the title role. The character of the conceited count is in fact the only opera role which the 26-year-old tenor has performed in the Czech Republic. Since last year he has been one of fourteen participants at the celebrated Lindemann programme under the artistic guidance of the conductor James Levine at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Partnering him on stage will be one of the most famous Czech sopranos, Kateřina Kněžíková.
7. 09. 2017
Along with the start of the new theatre season, we will also soon be seeing the world's opera stars on screen at the Reduta Theatre. Comfortable seating, an auditorium with exceptional sound and a real theatre atmosphere - all of this starts on Saturday 7 Ocotober 2017 from 6.45pm. TICKETS ON SALE NOW.
6. 09. 2017
Dear audience members, please accept our apologies for the cancellation of the performance of La Gioconda on 2 September 2017 at Špilberk Castle. You can exchange your ticket for any other opera production by the Opera NdB which is showing until 31 December 2017. Please exchange your ticket by 30 September 2017 at the NdB Customer Centre, Dvořákova 11 (week days 8:30am - 6pm). Thank you for your understanding. We appreciate your support. Opera NdB
28. 08. 2017
Dear audience members, we are looking forward to seeing you at the performance of A. Ponchielli’s opera La Gioconda on 2 September from 7pm and Bizet’s Carmen on 3 September from 7pm. We would like to bring to your attention the fact that the entrance to the castle from Husova street (a covered staircase in a tunnel) is temporarily closed due to construction work.
18. 08. 2017
After a year's absence, the opera Powder her Face, by one of the most successful contemporary composers, Thomas Adès, returns to the repertoire of the Janáček Opera NTB. With its staging of Powder Her Face, Brno joined prestigious opera houses such as La Monnaie in Brussels, the Polish National Opera and the Royal Danish Opera. You will have the opportunity to see and hear it at the Reduta Theatre on the 2nd and 5th of November 2017.
9. 08. 2017
We invite you to sample the delights of our upcoming season! In an open-air concert on Brno’s Zelný trh, the orchestra of the NTB Janáček Opera with its chief conductor Marko Ivanović will accompany our soloists in a programme of arias and ensembles representing the best of the new productions to be staged at the Mahen Theatre and the Brno Exhibition Centre from September to next June.
27. 06. 2017
For this year's 59th Smetana's Litomyšl festival, the Janáček Opera NdB is presenting two opera productions and a joint closing concert. From 9pm on 4 July 2017, audiences at the main festival stage at the Castle Courtyard can see A. Ponchielli's La Gioconda directed by Tomáš Pilař with the Hungarian soprano Csilla Boross in the title role. As with this year's premiere at the Janáček Theatre in February, the role of Enzo Grimaldo will be sung by the Korean tenor Sung Kyu Park. The orchestra of the Janáček Opera will be conducted by Jaroslav Kyzlink.