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Jan Zástěra: A Breath of Eternity

Piarist Church of the Finding of the Holy cross

July 2022
5. July 2022

An extraordinary production of a new oratorio in honour of St Ludmila on the feast of the Slavic preachers Sts Cyril and Methodius, who baptised the first Czech saint and martyr 1140 years ago. The legendary actress Soňa Červená appears in the role of St Ludmila.

“In spite of all the blows, Fate has directed me as best it could, gifted me – and now I’ve decided to share all the gifts.”

Soňa Červená

Jan Zástěra

A Breath of Eternity

Stage concert


venue / Piarist Church of the Finding of the Holy cross

Modern reconstruction lent this majestic Baroque church a new appearance. It is now a place for contemplation, a gallery, and a concert hall.

More on venue The Church of the Finding of the Holy Cross

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.

Červená Soňa 
Hájková Lucie 
Nekoranec Petr
Brückler Jiří 
Bařák Lukáš
Kühn Mixed Choir
Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
Zástěra Jan
290 / 390 / 590 CZK 50% discount for health disability cards holders


presale from 27th 4.

Overture of the concert at 7 p.m. in the Castle Riding Hall No intermission Estimated end at 10 p.m. The programme uses a sound system


about the event


Svatá Ludmila / Soňa Červená Drahomíra / Lucie Hájková Václav / Petr Nekoranec Boleslav / Jiří Brückler Jarmil / Lukáš Bařák   Kühn Mixed Choir Choirmaster Jaroslav Brych Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra Conductor Jan Zástěra Director Jiří Heřman

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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