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June 2022
11. June 2022

A gala concert by soloists, choir and orchestra of the National Theatre Opera Prague, featuring arias, duets, ensembles and choral scenes from the operas by Bedřich Smetana and Antonín Dvořák on the most beautiful theme – LOVE…

“They say God is invisible, but you can hear him in music. Smetana himself became a good guardian spirit that hovers over this landscape…”

Zdeněk Mahler

Bedřich Smetana

The Bartered Bride

The Brandenburgers in Bohemia

The Devil’s Wall

The Kiss


Antonín Dvořák


The Jacobin


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.


Intermission table

Private table with sparkling wine and refreshments.

Served in castle garden nearby during intermissions or before the show.

A / Bohemia Sekt Prestige Demi sec

B / Bohemia Sekt Prestige Brut




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.

Poláčková Alžběta 
Böhmová Markéta
Berger Peter 
Březina Jaroslav 
Plachetka Adam
Sulženko Jiří 
Kyzlink Jaroslav
790 / 890 / 990 / 1.290 CZK 50% discount for health disability cards holders


presale from 27th 4.

Pre-concert talk at 6.30 p.m. at the Castle Riding Hall 1 intermission Estimated end of the concert at 10.15 p.m.


about the event


Mařenka, Rusalka / Alžběta Poláčková – soprano Katuška, Vendulka / Markéta Klaudová – soprano Libuše, Julie / Eliška Weissová – soprano Jeník, Prince / Peter Berger – tenor Jarek, Benda / Jaroslav Březina – tenor Tausendmark, Vok, Bohuš, Přemysl / Adam Plachetka – baryton, artist in residence of Smetana’s Litomyšl Old Villager, Count, Water Sprite / Jiří Sulženko – bass   Choir of the National Theatre Opera Choirmaster Pavel Vaněk National Theatre Opera Orchestra Conductor Jaroslav Kyzlink

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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