The Greek Passion

The boy’s name was written into the snow. When the sun came out, the snow melted and his name was carried away by the water.

Destiny

The palms of your hands are overflowing with tears...

Ferdy the Ant

How does an opera work? Ferda Mravenec knows best!

2. 10. 2020

DESPITE THE MEASURES, THE JANÁČEK BRNO FESTIVAL CONTINUES!

CHANGES IN THE PROGRAMME OF THE JANÁČEK BRNO FESTIVAL

 

1. 10. 2020

Jenůfa performances with Karita Mattila and Janáček Brno festival - programme changes

Dear audience, This afternoon, we will issue a press release concerning the current government regulation including all the information about programme changes. However, for now we can inform you we have managed to reschedule Jenůfa with star cast from 5 th October to 4 th October. Don’t miss the performance with Karita Mattila in the role of Kostelnička! For more information, follow our website www.janacek-brno.cz a the Janáček Brno Facebook page. Thank you for your understanding and support!

 

28. 09. 2020

Robert Carsen’s Production Will Open the Festival Janáček Brno 2020

It is a tradition of the festival that the ceremonial opening belongs to the Janáček Opera ensemble of the National Theatre Brno and their new production of a work by Leoš Janáček. The rapid development in music and art in the first years of the 20th century is the main focus of this year's festival. The opera Osud (Destiny) represents one such ground-breaking work on Janáček’s journey toward a unique musical vocabulary. Osud will have the honour to open the festival this year; the event will be even more significant as one of the best opera directors, Robert Carsen, returns to the Brno theatre on this occasion. The Brno audience had the opportunity to see his production of The Makropulos Affair, performed by the Nuremberg Opera Ensemble, at the Janáček Brno 2012 festival, and the 2016 edition of the festival was opened by the Brno ensemble with his production of Káťa Kabanová which was originally conceived for the Flemish Opera. Now Robert Carsen has been staging his sixth Janáček’s opera directly for Brno and its opera ensemble as a continuation of his extraordinary Janáček cycle that began many years ago with the production of Jenůfa for the Flemish Opera.

 

18. 09. 2020

The Janáček Brno 2020 festival is approaching

On September 28th we will open the 7th International Opera and Music festival Janáček Brno 2020 with the premiere of Janáček´s opera Destiny ! During the course of almost three weeks we will provide you with excellent opera performances, concert series and, above all, extraordinary artists and ensembles such as Robert Carsen, Jakub Hrůša, Karita Mattila, Pavol Breslik, Pavel Haas Quartet, Bamberger Symphoniker, Jan Bartoš and others.

 

3. 09. 2020

Rehearsals of Janáček's Destiny with theatre director Robert Carsen start!

Since the end of August, Robert Carsen has been rehearsing a new premiere of Janáček's Destiny that will open the Janáček Brno Festival 2020 on 28 th September. Robert Carsen is certainly among the top world's theatre directors. His productions are valued mainly for their dramatic tackle, poetics and fine art sophistication. You can look forward to Alžběta Poláčková (Míla Válková), Enrico Casari and Philip Sheffield will alternate the role of Živný. The opera will be musically prepared by our Chief Conductor Marko Ivanović.

 

30. 06. 2020

Opera at Špilberk Castle 2020

Summer nights are best spent under the stars with music, and that’s why the company of the Janáček Opera of the National Theatre Brno has brought opera performances to the romantic Špilberk Castle for the fifth year.

 

24. 06. 2020

Premieres of The Greek Passion and Ferdy the Ant are postponed

With regard to the current situation, we have postponed the dates of two scheduled opera premieres. The premiere of Ferdy the Ant will take place on 22 August 2020, as a part of the NTB Summer Menu. You can enjoy The Greek Passion at the Janáček Brno festival. The premiere will take place on 7 October 2020. You can find updated performance dates in the programme. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to seeing you!

 

24. 06. 2020

THE JANÁČEK BRNO FESTIVAL WILL TAKE PLACE!

The 7 th edition of the festival, Janáček Brno 2020 (28 th September to 16 th October), will undoubtedly build on the extraordinary successes of the previous years of this prestigious biennial. Janáček Brno 2018 was the first festival in the Czech Republic to receive recognition from the highly regarded International Opera Awards – the Best Festival of the Year award.

 
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