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!”