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The Epic of Gilgamesh / Dido and Aeneas

Bohuslav Martinů / Henry Purcell

This production, which was awarded the Theatre News Award for best musical production of last year, returns in November for performances only on 15, 16 and 18 November. All lovers of old tales of romance and ancient mythology are invited to the Janáček Theatre. After many months the successful staging of The Epic of Gilgamesh/Dido and Aeneas is returning with the director Jiří Heřman and under the baton of the excellent conductors Marko Ivanović and Václav Luks, inseparably connected with the Collegium 1704 ensemble. In October of this year all three men received the prestigious Theatre News Award for best musical production of the 2015/2016 season.

The productions of The Epic of Gilgamesh/Dido and Aeneas, with music by Bohuslav Martinů and the English Baroque composer Henry Purcell, will only be performed in these November dates this season. So if you want to see these wonderful stagings, this is your one opportunity.

Rousing choruses, sensual dance moves, outstanding soloists, unique directing and staging! Total theatre which will absorb you as soon as you step into the auditorium, leaving behind the bustle of the city and opening the door to a world of great theatrical spectacle.

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