OPERA
ŠÁRKA, ARIADNA
Leoš Janáček
Premiere Sep 23, 2010, 6.30 PM
Antonín Dvořák Theatre
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ŠÁRKA, ARIADNA

Leoš Janáček

Premiere Sep 23, 2010, 6.30 PM - Antonín Dvořák Theatre

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ŠÁRKA
Opera in three acts, libretto by Julius Zeyer

ARIADNA
Opera in one act, libretto by Bohuslav Martinů in accordance with Georges Neveux

TWO WOMEN – TWO MYTHS

Janáček’s opera first-fruit on libretto by Julius Zeyer originates from 1887, however, it waited for its first stage performance till 1925 when it was introduced in the Theatre on Rampart in Brno on the occasion of composer’s 70th birthday. The plot of this opera in three acts is settled in mythical times after the death of princess Libuše when prince Přemysl is about to dismiss the council of women. Those heave a wave of protest, led by Šárka who falls in unhappy love with brave warrior Ctirad. In the end she surrenders him to death and willingly throws herself on funeral pyre by his side. Nowadays this piece appears still more often in concert form on programmes of prestigious music festivals. Opera houses stage it rarely though. Therefore the production in the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre is going to be a unique enterprise in Central European context.

The world premiere of the one act opera Ariadna took place in March 1961 in Germany – Gelsenkirchen and couple of month afterwards it appeared at Czech stage. The artwork for the libretto – which the composer wrote by himself in accordance with play by Georges Neveux The Pilgrimage of Theseus – is a Greek myth about Minotaurus. The work provides a unique opportunity especially to the main character – her part and necessary singing virtuosity were connected in composer’s mind with legendary Greek soprano Maria Callas.

In Czech language with English subtitles

AUDIO SPOT

 

Date Time Stage Type Detail Tickets
Sep 23, 2010 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatrePremiereshow detail
Sep 25, 2010 8.00 PMAntonín Dvořák Theatre2nd premiereshow detail
Sep 30, 2010 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Oct 2, 2010 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Oct 7, 2010 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Oct 14, 2010 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Oct 19, 2010 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Nov 5, 2010 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Nov 23, 2010 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Nov 25, 2010 7.00 PMNational Theatre Brno - Mahen TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Dec 8, 2010 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Jan 16, 2011 3.00 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Jan 21, 2011 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Mar 23, 2011 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreDerniereshow detail

The play is no longer in our repertoire.

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Šárka: Martin Bárta (Přemysl)

Photo by: Martin Popelář
Šárka: Luciano Mastro (Ctirad)

Photo by: Martin Popelář
Šárka: Luciano Mastro (Ctirad)

Photo by: Martin Popelář
Šárka: Luciano Mastro (Ctirad) a Eva Dřízgová-Jirušová (Šárka)

Photo by: Martin Popelář
Ariadna: Václav Morys (Námořník)

Photo by: Martin Popelář
Ariadna: Agnieszka Bochenek-Osiecka (Ariadna) a Martin Bárta (Théseus) - dole

Photo by: Martin Popelář
Ariadna: Martin Bárta (Théseus) a Agnieszka Bochenek-Osiecka (Ariadna)

Photo by: Martin Popelář
Ariadna: Agnieszka Bochenek-Osiecka (Ariadna)

Photo by: Martin Popelář