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October 2021

Program and cast

Pavel Haas: Study for string orchestra
Oboe: Vilém Veverka

Pavel Haas: Suite for oboe and string orchestra (Suite for oboe and piano, Op. 17, orchestrated by Ondřej Kyas)

A. Dvořák: Serenade for strings  (Honor tu Karel Ančerl)

Gideon Klein: Partita pro strings orchestra
short reading: texts by Arnošt Lustig

A. Dvořák: Songs my Mother taught me, (for orchestra)
Sings: Jaroslav Březina

Viktor Ullmann: Der Kaiser von Atlantis (The Emperor of Atlantis)

Drummer Girl: „Hallo, hallo"
Sings: Jana Sibera

Bubikopf: „lst's wahr, dass es Landschaften gibt"
Sings: Jana Sibera

Death: „Das waren Kriege" (Honor to Karel Berman)
Sings: Pavel Švingr

Emperor: „Der Kriegt ist aus"
Sings: Miguelangelo Cavalcanti

Finale „Komm, Tod, clu unser werter Gast"
Sing: Jana Sibera, Jana Sýkorová, Miguelangelo Cavalcanti, Pavel Švingr, Jaroslav Březina

Prague State Opera

The State Opera today


The State Opera (formerly the State Opera Prague, between 1948 and 1992 the Smetana Theatre, and originally the New German Theatre) has been a part of the National Theatre since 2012. The Opera and Ballet ensembles give repertory performances at the State Opera.




The Prague State Opera resides in the building which on January 5, 1888 was opened as a Prague German stage with the performance of Wagner’s opera, The Mastersingers of Nürnberg. In the 19th century, Prague Germans performed in the Estate’s Theater in alternation with a Czech company. Desire for their own theater led to negotiations in 1883 for the construction of a new theater building for the German Theater Association. Over the next three years, a blueprint was drawn up and handed over to the Vienna atelier of Fellner and Hellmer. Also sharing in the design was the architect of the Vienna Municipal Theater, Karl Hasenauer, while Prague architect Alfons Wertmüller took part in the construction. Financing came from private collections. With its spacious auditorium and neo-Rococo decoration, this theater building is among the most beautiful in Europe.




By car

On Wilsonova street, from the left lane close to the State Opera building take the slip road to the Slovan above-ground garage. The parking fee is 40 CZK/h.


By tram


By daytime tram No. 11 to the stop “Muzeum”, through the underpass beneath Legerova street in the direction of the NationalMuseum, at the crossroads turn right along the NewBuilding of the NationalMuseum.


By daytime trams Nos. 3, 9, 14 and 24 or night trams Nos. 51, 52, 54, 55, 56 and 58 to the stop “Václavské náměstí”, then by foot uphill on the left side of the Wenceslas Square to the traffic lights across Wilsonova and Vinohradská streets. Then turn left along the NewBuilding of the NationalMuseum.


By metro

To the “Muzeum” station, lines A and C (green and red), and then by foot along the NewBuilding of the NationalMuseum.

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