OPERA
Thy Kingdom Come
Alois Hába
Premiere Jun 24, 2018, 6.30 PM
Jiří Myron Theatre
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Thy Kingdom Come

Alois Hába

Premiere Jun 24, 2018, 6.30 PM - Jiří Myron Theatre

Sixth-tone opera in three acts and seven tableaux for 26 solo voices, mixed choir and orchestra, with a subtitle The Unemployed (op. 50), 1937–1942

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This performance is a part of the festival NODO / New Opera Days Ostrava 2018
 
Libretto: Alois Hába (1893–1973), edited by Ferdinand Pujman
 
Aois Hába’s third opera, Thy Kingdom Come, is composed in sixth-tone system and its libretto was co-created by Ferdinand Pujman. Unlike Mother, which specifically requires quarter-tone instruments, Thy Kingdom Come only calls for a sixth-tone harmonium, which can replaced with a keyboard today. Although Hába considered this opera to be the pinnacle of his artistic career, it has never been produced and the composer himself gave up trying. In 1942, when the work was completed, staging it was out of the question, and after the war, the ideology of socialist realism found the opera’s subject matter, influenced by Rudolf Steiner’s antroposophy, dangerously esoteric. The opera grows out of anti-war sentiment and the ideas of social justice and freedom of thought. More
The world premiere will take place as our contribution to this years celebrations of the hundredth anniversary of the Czech Republic.
 
In Czech language with English subtitles.
 
In cooperation with Ostrava Center for New Music
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Date Time Stage Type Detail Tickets
Jun 24, 20186.30 PMJiří Myron TheatrePremiereshow detail
Jun 25, 20186.30 PMJiří Myron TheatreRepetitionshow detail

The play is no longer in our repertoire.