Jan Zástěra: A Breath of Eternity

Piarist Church of the Finding of the Holy cross

5.
July 2022
20:30
4. 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


photogallery

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.

buy

Programme

Programme booklet of a show

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

buy

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.

order

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
Láska za časů romantismu      12. 6. 2022 / 14:30
BACH XXII | Bach nonstop      12. 6. 2022 / 10:00
Love in the Time of Romanticism      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: Umění fugy      15. 6. 2022 / 20:00
J. S. Bach: The Art of Fugue      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
Sólo pro 100 smyčců III.      19. 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
And Love Again... & Midsummer Vigils      20. 6. 2022 / 20:00
A znovu láska... & Svatojánské vigilie      20. 6. 2022 / 20:00
And Love Again... & Midsummer Vigils      21. 6. 2022 / 20:00
A znovu láska... & Svatojánské vigilie      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
Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
Brückler Jiří 
Červená Soňa 
Hájková Lucie 
Kühn Mixed Choir
Bařák Lukáš
Nekoranec Petr
Zástěra Jan
290 / 390 / 590 CZK 50% discount for health disability cards holders

tickets

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

invitation

about the event

performers

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.

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.

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.

General partner

Receive information
in advance:

© Smetanova Litomyšl 2022
Designed by: wwworks.cz