18.
June 2022
16:00
17. June 2022

This show on the edge of opera and musical tells a famous fairy-tale story in a witty and communicative way, understandable in terms of music and content even for the youngest children.

So, the old woman sent her old man to go and take a look as it seemed to her as if someone was peeling the gingerbread of which their house was built. And the old man went out and said, “Who is peeling gingerbread from my roof?” – “No, sir, it’s only the wind,” Gretel answered in a thin voice from under the window…”

Božena Němcová – Hansel and Gretel (also known as The Fairy Tale of the Gingerbread House)

Jan Kučera

Hansel and Gretel

a one-act opera based on a fairy tale by Božena Němcová. Libretto by Ladislava Smítková Janků


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venue / Smetana House

Little Smetana gave his first concert in the summer palace in whose place now stands the city’s Neo-Renaissance cultural center.

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Festival catalogue

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

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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 & 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
Carmina Burana & Obrázky z výstavy      10. 6. 2022 / 20:00
Magical Inspiration – Johann & Antonio      11. 6. 2022 / 15:00
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
BACH XXII | Bach nonstop      12. 6. 2022 / 10:00
Love in the Time of Romanticism      12. 6. 2022 / 14:30
Láska za časů romantismu      12. 6. 2022 / 14:30
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: The Art of Fugue      15. 6. 2022 / 20:00
J. S. Bach: Umění fugy      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: Perníková chaloupka      18. 6. 2022 / 13:30
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
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
K2 – Dvakrát Kateřina      19. 6. 2022 / 14:30
Sólo pro 100 smyčců III.      19. 6. 2022 / 19:30
And Love Again... & Midsummer Vigils      20. 6. 2022 / 20:00
A znovu láska... & Svatojánské vigilie      20. 6. 2022 / 20:00
A znovu láska... & Svatojánské vigilie      21. 6. 2022 / 20:00
And Love Again... & Midsummer Vigils      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
Children's Opera Prague
Novotná-Pešková Anna
190 / 290 / 390 CZK 50% discount for children up to 15 years and students 50% discount for health disability cards holders

tickets

presale from 27th 4.

Czech premiére Concert without intermission Estimated end of the performance at 5.00 p.m. The show uses a sound system Adults are only allowed to enter when accompanied by children

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performers

Choreography Josef Kotěšovský Graphic design Jiří Votruba costumes Eliška Poulová Directed by Tereza Petrášková Conductor Anna Novotná-Pešková Ensemble and Orchestra of the Children’s Opera Prague Children’s Opera Prague

frequently asked questions

Should I take children to the opera?
Most definitely! A performance tailor-made for your children. We recommend it mostly for children in elementary school.

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.

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