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.

Ferdy the Ant

How does an opera work? Ferda Mravenec knows best!

Opera at Špilberk Castle 2020

30 June The Barber of Seville at 8 p.m., 2 July Nabucco at 8 p.m., 3 July La traviata at 8 p.m.

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 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.


10. 03. 2020

!Important notice regarding coronavirus precautions at National Theatre Brno!

In connection with the Ministry of Health of Czech Republic regarding the COVID-19, National Theatre Brno is obliged to cancel every performance and event in every building – Janáček Theatre, Mahen Theatre and Reduta Theatre,  effective immediately, 10 th  of March 2020, until further notice .


4. 03. 2020

Photos from the ensemble rehearsal of Greek passion

Premiere 9th April 2020 at the Janáček theatre


30. 01. 2020

First photos from oncoming world premiere of Monument

Premiere 7th February 2020 at the Janáček Theatre.


30. 12. 2019

Masterpieces of Italian opera in Janáček Theatre

Verdi: Don Carlos - 12., 19. 1., 15. 2., 15. 3. 2020 Ponchielli: La Gioconda - 24. 3. , 1. 4. 2020


27. 12. 2019

Happy New Year 2020!


18. 11. 2019

Kaija Saariaho voted greatest living composer by BBC Music Magazine

Don't miss the last two performances of Saariaho's opera L'amour de loin on 28. and 30. April 2020!

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