And Love Again… & Midsummer Vigils

Castle Courtyard

20.
June 2022
20:00
19. June 2022

Mysterious Midsummer Night of magic, mysticism and reminders of the eternal link between man and nature in a vocal-instrumental composition by Jiří Pavlica.

One of the most magical times in the annual cycle is the summer solstice, to which many rituals have been linked that have endured for centuries. During the vigils, or night waking, you can immerse yourself deeper into the magical world of the rituals feeling more intensely their uniqueness, when the supernatural forces of Midsummer Night come alive and open gates to other worlds…”

Jiří Pavlica

Jiří Pavlica

St. John’s Vigils

on lyrics by Josef Veselý, Old Slavonic translation of Matthew’s Gospels and folk poetry

Premiere of a new version


Jiří Pavlica

And Love Again…

The premiere of a programme commissioned by the Smetana’s Litomyšl National Festival to commemorate the 100th anniversary of poet Jan Skácel’s birth. The libretto has been composed by Vojtěch Stříteský and Jiří Pavlica from poems and prose by Jan Skácel, and scriptural quotations. The timeless power and philosophical depth of the message is enhanced by the intention not to limit the theme to the affection between a man and a woman, but to expand it to include devotion to another person, to children, to life, to nature, to a thought, to one’s homeland and to God; in the spirit of St Paul’s letter to the Corinthians, “So now Faith, Hope, and Love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is Love.”


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venue / Castle Courtyard

Each year, this courtyard, with its excellent acoustics and open arcades reminiscent of theater boxes, turns into a concert hall under the stars.

More on venue The Castle Courtyard

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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Programme

Programme booklet of a 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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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
Ten lásky sen...      11. 6. 2022 / 19:30
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
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
Georg Friedrich Händel: Messiah      18. 6. 2022 / 19:30
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
K2 – Dvakrát Kateřina      19. 6. 2022 / 14:30
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
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
Pavlica Jiří
Vavřínek Stanislav
Žerotín Academic Choir Olomouc
Hradišťan
FOK Prague Symphony Orchestra
790 / 890 / 990 / 1.290 CZK 50% discount for health disability cards holders

tickets

presale from 27th 4.

Overture at 7 p.m. in the Castle Riding Hall 1 Intermission Estimated end of the concert at 10 p.m. The Programme uses a sound system

invitation

about the event

performers

Kryštof Bartoš – recitation Jiří Pavlica & Hradišťan Soloists TBA Žerotín Academic Choir Choirmaster Pavel Koňárek FOK Prague Symphony Orchstra Conductor Stanislav Vavřínek

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.

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