Saturday, January 4, 2020, 7 p.m., National Theatre
NATIONAL MORAVIAN-SILESIAN THEATRE (OSTRAVA)

Leoš Janáček: FATE

 

Musical preparation: Jakub Klecker
Stage director: Jiří Nekvasil
Sets: Daniel Dvořák
Videoprojection: Otakar Mlčoch
Costumes: Simona Rybáková
Chorus master: Jurij Galatenko
Motion cooperation: Jana Tomsová, Yago Catalinas Heredia
Dramaturgy:  Eva Mikulášková

 

Živný, composer - Martin Šrejma
Míla Válková - Veronika Holbová
Míla's mother - Petra Alvarez Šimková
Dr. Suda / Hrázda – Petr Levíček
Lhotský, painter - Roman Hoza
Konečný / Verva – Lukáš Zeman
Miss Stuhlá, teacher - Eva Dřízgová-Jirušová
and others

 

The National Moravian-Silesian Theatre Chorus and Orchestra
The NMST Opera Studio

Janáček’s “waltz” opera was composed in a conscious contrast to the previous opera Jenufa/Her Stepdaughter– using all the effects of impressionism and verism. After the death of his daughter Olga the composer was looking for the theme while enchanted by a 28-year-old “Star from Luhačovice”: the theme “fresh, modern, bursting with life and elegance”. The work evidently contains autobiographical elements (Janáček's love Kamila Urválková - character Mila Válková) but the inspiration by Eugene Onegin is obvious as well. The opera taking place at the colonnade of the Luhačovice Spa in a stifling family atmosphere and several years later in the conservatory's auditorium, where the new opera is practiced, are connected with the question: Do you know what love is?

Performed in Czech with Czech and English subtitles
Approximate running time, including intermission: 1 hour, 50 minutes

Premiere: October 18, 2018, Antonín Dvořák Theatre


 

 

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