Carmina Burana & Pictures at an Exhibition

Castle Courtyard

10.
June 2022
20:00
9. June 2022

This rendering of Bach’s chorale is heralding a festival project BACH XXII; we will listen to Mussorgsky’s Kartinky in an unusual way – in Leopold Stokowski’s orchestration. One of the most popular compositions – Carmina Burana by Carl Orff – will then resound in the castle courtyard in the second half of the show.

 I received the book on that memorable day of Maundy Thursday 1934. When I opened it, my eye was caught on the very first page by the then famous image of Fortune turning the wheel of life. And below I read these verses: “O Fortuna, velut Luna, statu variabilis…”. I was stunned.

Carl Orff

Johann Sebastian Bach (Arr. Eugene Ormandy)

Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme

orchestral arrangement of organ chorale BWV 645


Modest Petrovič Musorgskij (Arr. Leopold Stokowski)

Pictures at an Exhibition

orchestral suite


Carl Orff

Carmina Burana

Cantata for solo voices, mixed choir, children’s choir and orchestra

Fortuna imperatrix mundi / Fortuna reigns the world

Primo vere / Spring

Uf dem anger / In the Meadow

In taberna / In the tavern

Cour d’amours / The Court of Love

Blanziflor et Helena / Blanziflor and Helena

Fortuna imperatrix mundi / Fortuna reigns the world

photogallery

venue / Castle Courtyard

Each year, this courtyard, with its excellent acoustics and open arcades reminiscent of theater boxes, turns into a concert hall under the stars.

More on venue The Castle Courtyard

Festival catalogue

A catalogue with all program details, Litomyšl tour guide with tourist tips how to get the most from your festival visit.

Collect your order at the entrance from our ushers upon your voucher.

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Intermission table

Private table with sparkling wine and refreshments.

Served in castle garden nearby during intermissions or before the show.

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Programme

Programme booklet of a show

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Shuttle service

To all festival ticket holders we offer free transports from/to their accommodation facility outside the town of Litomyšl in distance up to 20 km, and from the train station in Česká Třebová.

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V tomto ročníku se konaly tyto akce:

Carmina Burana & Obrázky z výstavy      10. 6. 2022 / 20:00
Carmina Burana & Pictures at an Exhibition      10. 6. 2022 / 20:00
Czech Philharmonic Piano Trio      10. 6. 2022 / 17:00
Klavírní trio České filharmonie      10. 6. 2022 / 17:00
Magické inspirace – Johann & Antonio      11. 6. 2022 / 15:00
That Dream of Love...      11. 6. 2022 / 19:30
Ten lásky sen...      11. 6. 2022 / 19:30
Magical Inspiration – Johann & Antonio      11. 6. 2022 / 15:00
Love in the Time of Romanticism      12. 6. 2022 / 14:30
Láska za časů romantismu      12. 6. 2022 / 14:30
BACH XXII | Bach nonstop      12. 6. 2022 / 10:00
Bach XXII | 
Oddíl I, 1 – 3: Bachovo mládí
     13. 6. 2022 / 10:30
Po Čajkovského b moll až na vrcholky Alp      14. 6. 2022 / 19:30
J. S. Bach: Umění fugy      15. 6. 2022 / 20:00
J. S. Bach: The Art of Fugue      15. 6. 2022 / 20:00
Zbigniew Preisner: Requiem for my friend      16. 6. 2022 / 20:30
Zbigniew Preisner: Rekviem za mého přítele      16. 6. 2022 / 20:30
Gala Musical      17. 6. 2022 / 20:30
Gala muzikál      17. 6. 2022 / 20:30
Jan Kučera: Hansel and Gretel      18. 6. 2022 / 13:30
Jan Kučera: Perníková chaloupka      18. 6. 2022 / 16:00
Jan Kučera: Hansel and Gretel      18. 6. 2022 / 16:00
Georg Friedrich Händel: Mesiáš      18. 6. 2022 / 19:30
Georg Friedrich Händel: Messiah      18. 6. 2022 / 19:30
Jan Kučera: Perníková chaloupka      18. 6. 2022 / 13:30
K2 – Dvakrát Kateřina      19. 6. 2022 / 14:30
Sólo pro 100 smyčců III.      19. 6. 2022 / 19:30
Bach XXII | 
Slavná Mše svatá
     19. 6. 2022 / 09:00
Solo for 100 Strings III      19. 6. 2022 / 19:30
K2 – Twice Kateřina      19. 6. 2022 / 14:30
And Love Again... & Midsummer Vigils      20. 6. 2022 / 20:00
A znovu láska... & Svatojánské vigilie      20. 6. 2022 / 20:00
And Love Again... & Midsummer Vigils      21. 6. 2022 / 20:00
A znovu láska... & Svatojánské vigilie      21. 6. 2022 / 20:00
Ensemble Esperanza      22. 6. 2022 / 19:30
Večer na zámku v Nových Hradech - Il Farnace      22. 6. 2022 / 20:00
Ensemble Esperanza      22. 6. 2022 / 19:30
Rajniš Jiří 
Šaturová Houda Simona
Šrejma Martin 
Klecker Jakub
Kantiléna
Moravian Philharmonic Olomouc
Prague Philharmonic Choir
790 / 890 / 990 / 1.290 CZK 50% discount for health disability cards holders

tickets

presale from 27th 4.

Pre concert talk at 7.00 p.m. an the Castle Riding Hall 1 intermission Estimated end of the concert at 10.00 p.m.

invitation

about the event

performers

Simona Šaturová – soprano Martin Šrejma – tenor Jiří Rajniš – baritone Kantiléna, children and youth choir under the Brno Philharmonic Choirmaster Michal Jančík Prague Philharmonic Choir Choirmaster Lukáš Kozubík Moravian Philharmonic Olomouc Conductor Jakub Klecker

frequently asked questions

Bad Weather…
The performance takes place outdoors. If the usually pleasant summer skies aren’t obliging, an awning will take a few minutes to silently roll into place over the heads of the audience. Therefore, the performance will go ahead even if it rains. A few raindrops may fall in spots in Section C, which is why tickets for this section are sold for a discounted price.

Wheelchairs
We want do everything possible to make things easy for people in wheelchairs. Therefore, to purchase tickets, please contact Jitka at nazdravetska@smetanovalitomysl.cz or +420 602 457 338.

Tour of Smetana’s Birthplace
It’s almost as if intermission was created just for visiting Smetana’s birthplace, as it’s directly on the grounds.

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