The Devil’s Wall

Festival Hall

June 2024
14. June 2024
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Comic-romantic opera in three acts to a libretto by Eliška Krásnohorská.

The Devil’s Wall is the last completed musical-dramatic work by the Litomyšl native. It premiered on 29th October 1882 at the Provisional Theatre under the baton of Adolf Čech and this production of the Moravian-Silesian National Theatre Ostrava was performed at Smetana’s Litomyšl Festival also in the Year of Czech Music 2014.

Presented in Czech with Czech and English surtitles.

“Moldau, in which the day looks, you lovely mirror!

May the anguish that weighs me down, sink into your depths!”


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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Martin Bárta
Vok Vítkovic
Jiří  Brückler
Vok Vítkovic
Martin Gurbaľ
Josef Škarka
Veronika Rovná
Lívia Obručník Vénosová
Miloš Horák
František Zahradníček
Marek Šedivý
1,290 / 1,090 / 990 / 890 CZK
50% discount for health disability cards holders


presale from 27th 4.

Ouverture at 8 p.m., Church of St. Anne
2 intermissions
Estimated end at midnight



Vok Vítkovic – Martin Bárta / Jiří Brückler
Beneš – Martin Gurbaľ / Josef Škarka
Hedvika – Veronika Rovná / Lívia Obručník Vénosová
Rarach – Miloš Horák / František Zahradníček

Moravian-Silesian National Theatre
Conductor Marek Šedivý
Directed by Jiří Nekvasil

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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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