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June 2022
25. June 2022

Gala concert by the Janáček Opera ensemble of the National Theatre Brno and guest soloists, composed of arias, duets, ensembles and choral scenes from operas by Giuseppe Verdi.

“Verdi’s carriage was dragged by citizens to the hotel. He was toasted and serenaded; and at five in the morning I had not closed my eyes in sleep for the crowds still singing and shrieking “Via Verdi! Viva Verdi!”. Who shall say that this cry will not reecho all over the world? At seventy-four this second conqueror may well exclaim: Veni, vidi, vici, Verdi!”

Blanche Roosevelt about the premiere of Othello, 1887

Giuseppe Verdi


Don Carlos

La Traviata




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.


Festival dinner

Three-course menu with wine in the castle's grounds.

Served in upper courtyard 90 minutes prior the show.

A / Coq au vin
B / Buckwheat risotto with asparagus
C / Grilled cod


Intermission table

Private table with sparkling wine and refreshments.

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

A / Bohemia Sekt Prestige Demi sec

B / Bohemia Sekt Prestige Brut




Programme booklet of a show

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


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.

Danková Andrea
Šrejma Kačírková Jana 
Meers Harold
Jenis Dalibor
Národní divadlo Brno
Kružík Robert
790 / 890 / 990 / 1.290 CZK 50% discount for health disability cards holders


presale from 27th 4.

Pre-concert talk at 6.30 p.m. at the Castle Riding Hall 1 Intermission Estimated end of the concert at 9.45 p.m.


about the event


Alžběta, Aida, Leonora / Andrea Danková Desdemona, Violetta / Jana Šrejma Kačírková Cassio, Otello, Don Carlos, Alfréd / Harold Meers Jago, Rodrigo, Germont, Nabucco / Dalibor Jenis Choir and Orchestra of the Janáček Opera of the National Theatre Brno Conductor Robert Kružík

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.

We want do everything possible to make things easy for people in wheelchairs. Therefore, to purchase tickets, please contact Jitka at 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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