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June 2022
18. June 2022

“Hallelujah! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth. Hallelujah! The Kingdom of this world is become the Kingdom of our Lord, and of His Christ: and He shall reign for ever and ever. King of kings, Lord of lords! Hallelujah!”

Georg Friedrich Händel – Messiah / Revelation, 19

“Handel is an unrivalled master of all masters! Go and learn from him (Handel) how to achieve vast effects with simple means.”

Ludwig van Beethoven

Georg Friedrich Händel

Messiah HWV 56

oratorio for soli, chorus and orchestra to a libretto by Charles Jennens, using biblical texts

Presented on the 280th anniversary of the Dublin premiere of the oratorio.

First Part The Prophecy of the Coming of Messiah

Second Part From Suffering to Victory

Third Part The Saviour’s Role in the Afterlife


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.


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.

Cachet Deborah
Schachtner Benno
Adam Krystian
Stražanac Krešimir
Collegium Vocale 1704
Collegium 1704
Luks Václav 
690 / 790 / 890 / 1.190 CZK 50% discount for health disability cards holders


presale from 27th 4.

Overture of the concert at 6.30 p.m. in the Castle Riding Hall 1 Intermission Estimated end of the concert at 10.30 p.m. Performed in the English original


about the event


Deborah Cachet – soprano Benno Schachtner – countertenor Krystian Adam – tenor Krešimir Stražanac – bass Collegium Vocale 1704 & Collegium 1704 Conductor Václav Luks

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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