ALCINA is the production of the year 2022

12. January 2023
Karolína Kozubíková

ALCINA is the production of the year 2022 according to Divadelní noviny! The competition was really huge and we are all the more pleased that our Alcina, directed by Jiří Heřman and scored by Václav Luks, took first place. Thank you, we appreciate it very much!

Luboš Mareček, theatre publicist and critic, Brno: ,,The superb music by the masterful performance of the Collegio 1704 led by Václav Luks, the inventive direction by Jiří Heřman, which guides the audience clearly through the muddled plot and is incredibly action-packed, but also the breathtaking set by Dragan Stojčevski as an imaginative tribute to the illusionism, principles and practices of Baroque theatre. Crème de la Crème: top singers from around the world – the superb Karina Gauvin as the magician Alcina alternating with the magnificent local Pavla Vykopalova, the incomparable Doubravka Součková as Morgana and the breathtaking Kangmin Justin Kim as Ruggiero, and a host of other delicious voices. Another extraordinary quality of Heřman’s production is the choreography by Jan Kodet and the excellent performances by the ballet company. I would like to express my great appreciation to the Brno opera company, which in difficult times of the covid managed to produce such a top opera production of European parameters. Brno’s Alcina is a true theatrical miracle!

Alcina returns to the Janáček Theatre once again and we are already looking forward to the February and March performances. Once again, you can also look forward to the Collegium 1704 orchestra, which is one of the best ensembles in the field of historically informed interpretation today. The French theatres in Caen and Versailles, where Janáček Opera also staged Alcina last year, are also partners in the production and it was a great success. Brno audiences will thus be able to see the same production as audiences in leading French opera houses.