Libuše – Kněžíková
& Hrůša & Czech Philharmonic

Festival Hall

16.
June 2024
18:00
15. June 2024
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The concert performance of Smetana’s opera is the main and most festive point of the bicentenary of the birth of the founder of Czech classical music at the festival that bears his name. A production of an iconic opera specially for Smetana’s birthplace.

The author composed the work as a historical tableau as early as 1872, but it was not premiered until the opening of the National Theatre on 11. June 1881.

Presented in Czech with Czech and English surtitles.

“The Czech nation will not end, it will gloriously overcome the horrors of hell!”

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venue / Festival Hall

The multifunctional hall was nominated for the European Union's Mies van der Rohe Award for Contemporary Architecture in 2007.

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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.

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

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Intermission table

Private table with sparkling wine and refreshments.

Served in castle garden nearby during intermissions or before the 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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Kateřina  Kněžíková
Libuše
Adam Plachetka
Přemysl
Alžběta  Poláčková
Krasava
Václava Krejčí Housková
Radmila
Martin Bárta
Chrudoš
Richard Samek
Šťáhlav
Jiří  Brückler
Radovan
Jan Šťáva
Lutobor
Eva Esterková
Ženci
Tamara Morozova
Ženci
Jarmila Vantuchová
Ženci
Martin  Šrejma
4. žnec
Prague Philharmonic Choir
Jakub Hrůša
conductor

1,490 / 1,290 / 1,190 / 1,090 CZK

50% discount for health disability cards holders

tickets

presale from 27th 4.

Ouverture at 5 p.m. in Festival Hall

2 intermissions

Estimated end at 9:45 p.m.

invitation

performers

Libuše – Kateřina Kněžíková
Přemysl – Adam Plachetka
Alžběta Poláčková – Krasava
Václava Krejčí Housková – Radmila
Martin Bárta – Chrudoš
Richard Samek – Šťáhlav
Jiří Brückler – Radovan
Jan Št’áva – Lutobor
Reapers – Eva Esterková, Tamara Morozová,
Jarmila Vantuchová, Martin Šrejma

Prague Philharmonic Choir
Choirmaster Lukáš Vasilek
Czech Philharmonic, partner orchestra of the Smetana’s Litomyšl National Festival
Conductor Jakub Hrůša, principal guest conductor of the Czech Philharmonic, Ambassador of the Year of Czech Music, patron of the “Smetana200” project

Libuše - Kateřina Kněžíková


Přemysl - Adam Plachetka


Alžběta Poláčková - Krasava


Václava Krejčí Housková - Radmila


Martin Bárta - Chrudoš


Richard Samek - Šťáhlav


Jiří Brückler - Radovan


Jan Št'áva - Lutobor


Reapers - Eva Esterková, Tamara Morozová,

Jarmila Vantuchová,
Martin Šrejma


Prague Philharmonic Choir


Choirmaster Lukáš Vasilek

Czech Philharmonic, partner orchestra of the Smetana's Litomyšl National Festival

Conductor Jakub Hrůša, principal guest conductor of the Czech Philharmonic, Ambassador of the Year of Czech Music, patron of the "Smetana200" project

frequently asked questions

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.

Why doesn’t the auditorium plan always start with the front row?
The size of the auditorium depends on the size of the production or the performing ensemble. For example, at the operas, the orchestra takes the place of the first non-elevated rows. The first row is thus row 9 or 10.

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