Janáček Brno festival has had another successful year and record sales

23. November 2022
Karolína Kozubíková

Once again something quite extraordinary has been achieved in Brno – the internationally highly acclaimed Janáček Brno festival brought a world-class programme from 2 to 20 November, to which both the Czech and foreign public reacted positively with large audience numbers. The city where Leoš Janáček lived and worked, and which is essentially linked to the festival is making full use of its assets and with an ever-increasing standard. The festival has proven that even the coronavirus restrictions of last year did not diminish the interest of the audience, which has been demonstrated by the highest sales in the history of the festival. But Janáček Brno 2022 is not over yet – the last “echo” in the form of the performance From the House of the Dead / Glagolitic Mass on 26 November is still scheduled, so the numbers will grow even higher.

In numbers, Janáček Brno 2022 surpassed many limits: an example is the sales of festival tickets, which totalled a record of CZK 4 269 249. The festival was attended by 10 744 paying spectators, so the average attendance was 73,3 %.

During the 19 days, a total of 36 productions were performed, some of which were world premieres or constituted a programme specially created for the festival. The younger generation, led by the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno and the Brno Conservatory, was also given space.

Selected festival photos are available for download on the festival FLICKR.

The Janáček Brno 2024 festival will take place between 1 and 24 November 2024. Pre-sale of tickets for the festival will be officially launched on 4 November 2023. All information about the festival, including archives of past years, can be found on the website