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June 2022
18. 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


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.

More on venue Smetana House

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.



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.

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


presale from 27th 4.

Czech premiére Concert without intermission Estimated end of the performance at 2.30 p.m. The show uses a sound system Adults are only allowed to enter when accompanied by children


about the event


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.

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.

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