Jacques Offenbach
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Jacques Offenbach

Classic operetta in a fresh retelling
Libretto by Alfred Duru and Henri Chivot
Musical direction Marek Prášil
Directed by Gabriela Petráková
Choreography by Jana Hanušová
Madame Favart is one of the best known, although rarely performed, of Offenbach's operettas belonging to the “opéra-comique” category. The narrative, based on real characters, takes place in 18th century France. The main female character is based on one of the most famous French actresses, writers and dancers of that time – Marie-Justine Favart. Her artistic career is closely linked to her husband’s, writer Charles-Simone Favart.
The operetta takes the audience into the attractive world of theatre and royal residences, although set during a war. There is no lack of love, flirtation and seduction and all this is complimented with Offenbach’s striking music. 
With this production, the operetta/musical ensemble returns to the stage with this classic operetta. We would like to present it in a contemporary production with respect and love for the genre, full of ageless humour and great music.
Premieres on 14 and 16 May 2020 at the Jiri Myron Theatre


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Czech translation
Czech text songs
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Motion cooperation
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Rehearsal accompanist
logoCast - Season:
Charles Favart, theater director
Madame Justine Favart, his whife, actress
Markýz de Pontsablé, governor
Major Cotignac
Hektero de Boispreau, office worker, later a police commissioner in Douai
Biscotin, innkeeper
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The play is no longer in our repertoire.