The Kiss

Festival Hall

July 2024
1. July 2024
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The new production of the poetic opera to a libretto by Eliška Krásnohorská is a tribute by the Opera of the Slovak National Theatre Bratislava, which started its activity with this title in 1920, to the 200th anniversary of the composer’s birth.

The Kiss is the first opera that Bedřich Smetana composed in 1875-76 completely deaf. On premiere at the Provisional Theatre on 7th November 1876 he could not hear the cheers of the audience, so people shared their enthusiams by waving white scarves for him. Hubička is the third most frequently performed Czech opera after The Bartered Bride and Rusalka.

Presented in Czech with Czech and English surtitles.

“Is Lukáš angry with his Vendulka for only a kiss?”


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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Maria Porubčinová
Tomas Juhás
Jozef Benci
Otec Paloucký
Mariana Sajko
Daniel Čapkovič
Terézia Kružliaková
Jiří Pribyl
Robert the Craftsman
Jaroslav Kyzlink
1,390 / 1,190 / 1,090 / 990 CZK
50% discount for health disability cards holders


presale from 27th 4.

Ouverture at 7:30 p.m., Church of St. Anne
1 intermission
Estimated end at 11 p.m.



Vendulka – Mária Porubčinová
Lukáš – Tomáš Juhás
Father Paloucký – Jozef Benci
Barče – Mariana Sajko
Tomáš – Daniel Čapkovič
Martinka – Tereza Kružliaková
Matouš – Jiří Přibyl
Officer – Robert Remeselnik

Opera of the Slovak National Theatre Bratislava
Conductor Jaroslav Kyzlink
Directed by Andrea Hlinková

frequently asked questions

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.

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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