0805 Litomysl_SmetanaThe price of tickets includes not only the small reception but also a transport from Litomysl to Nove Hrady and back. If you would like to use this service, there will be a bus of Smetana's Litomysl at Smetana's Square in Litomysl next to statue of Bedrich Smetana (see the picture), ready for departure at 7 PM every day of performance. Travelers need to show their valid tickets for the performance. You do not have to book your seats in the bus in advance.

    Those who decided to travel by their own, the parking lot is ready for you right next to the castle.

    The area is opened from 8 PM, but it is highly recommanded to be there at least 10 minutes earlier.


    Thursday 1., Friday 2. and Saturday 3. 7. 2021, at 20.00 hrs, Nové Hrady u Litomyšle


    A festival production in the enchanting surroundings of Nové Hrady Chateau. A performance of three versions of the ancient myth by composers from three different epochs – the early Baroque, Classicism and the 1950s

    Claudio Monteverdi (1567–1643): Lamento d’Arianna
    a fragment from the opera Ariadne to a text by Ottavio Rinuccini

    Ariadne Markéta Böhmová / Kateřina Kněžíková
    Theorba Jan Čižmář

    Jiří Antonín Benda (1722–1795): Ariadne auf Naxos
    a melodrama to a text by Johann Christian Brandes in a Czech translation by Václav Renč

    Ariadne Marie Jansová
    Théseus Justin Svoboda
    Oreáde Eliška Mervartová

    Bohuslav Martinů (1890–1959): Ariadna
    a one-act opera to the composer’s libretto taken from the play Le Voyage de Thésée by Georges Neveux

    Ariadne Kateřina Kněžíková / Markéta Böhmová
    Théseus Roman Hoza
    Burún / Guard Vincenc Ignác Novotný
    Mínótauros / Elder man Miloš Horák
    Suite of virgin boys of Athens Vít Nosek, Michael Robotka, Martin Kotulan, Kornel Mikecz

    Chamber orchestra Czech Virtuosi
    Dancing roles Lenka Bartůňková, Valeria Daňhová, Michaela Hradecká, Michael Bartizal, Viktor Artner

    Motion cooperation Anton Eliaš
    Production Veronika Staňková
    Make-up Monika Šonková
    Sets, costumes Ha Thanh Špetlíková
    Light design Michal Horáček
    Dramaturgical concept and direction Magdalena Švecová
    Conductor Robert Kružík

    Estimated end of the performance at midnight

    (tickets on sale at smetanovalitomysl.cz) Admission fee 1800 CZK

    The project was implemented with financial support from the Bohemian Heritage Fund

    Price of ticket includes rich refreshment and optional transfer from Litomyšl to the venue and back
    The courtesy buses depart at 7 p.m. from the B. Smetana monument in Smetana Square (Smetanovo náměstí)

    Shows take place in various places in the chateau grounds, including the natural theatre in the garden and in the granary building. In case of bad weather all performances are moved to the granary


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