NdB December Highlights: Experience Can Be the Best Holiday Present
The King’s Speech has enjoyed a long run in Brno. Performances include English subtitles. Photo credit: NdB.
Brno, Dec 1 (BD) – What are the best presents? Clothes? A book? A coffee mug straight from a Christmas market stall? Chocolate? Flowers?
All are good and all
can be the perfect present for someone.
But many people
prefer experiences. Get the right experience for your loved one and
you create a memory that will last much longer than clothes or
Fortunately, Brno is
blessed to have a packed schedule of performances, including ballet,
opera and English-subtitled plays. And that is only through Narodni
divadlo Brno, the National Theatre of Brno, which operates three of
the most famous theatres — Janáčkovo divadlo (Janacek Theatre),
Mahenovo divadlo (Mahen Theatre) and divadlo Reduta (Theatre Reduta).
There are also many other offerings throughout the city.
Plus, if you
purchase a pair of theatre tickets for a loved one, you might be the
plus 1. Nice!
for the full schedule and ticket information, in English.
Here are some
December highlights for the National Theatre of Brno:
Mahen Theatre will
have several fascinating performances with English subtitles to send
2019 out with a bang.
• Sunday, Dec. 29,
2019 — Night of Fools, which is by Australian author Louis Nowra,
is a crazy look at an insane asylum, literally. The plot is that a
theatre director attempts to put on a play in a mental institution.
It’s not easy. One patient insists on nothing but Mozart’s opera
Così fan tutte. Another patient, a junkie who is addicted to
lithium, really hates Mozart. Then there is the pyromaniac, the
stuttering lawyer and the autistic woman. Madness ensues.
• Monday, December
30, 2019 — King’s Speech, the popular play that has been running in
Brno for several years, is a great night out. The play is closely
based on the 2010 film of the same name that won a four Oscars.
Christmastime like the Nutcracker. There are many performances from
which you can choose over the next month.
And, at the very end
of the year, Janacek Theatre will host New Year´s Eve with Ballet
NdB 2019. The program starts with the opening of the house at 6:30
p.m. and continues into the early morning hours of 2020.
The “New Year’s
Eve Lake of Swans” will feature two hourlong ballet performances
that were choreographed by Markéta Pimek Habalová. Related events
include musical accompaniment of pianists in the foyer, a banquet and
concerts by Zuzana Santin & JK Group and then DJ Schafff on the
The night will
include food, drinks and even a raffle with a main prize of two
airline tickets to any destination in Europe.
operatic offer includes Rusalka (Antonín Dvořák), The Cunning
Little Vixen (Leoš Janáček), Faust (Charles Gounod), The Devil and
Kate (Antonín Dvořák), The Barber of Seville (Gioachino Rossini)
The Knight of the
Rose, by Richard Strauss, premiered on Nov. 29 and it will continue
with performances on Dec. 2, 8 and 29.
The Knight of the
Rose, which is known as Růžový kavalír in Czech, is a comic opera
that is set in Vienna. It works on several levels to peek into what
life was like in that so-close capital city in the middle of the 18th
There are many
themes that are interlaced with the rhythms of the Viennese waltz:
the desire to be young, the fear of growing old, infidelity, the
selflessness in love.
This new production is staged by Jiří Heřman and the music is conducted by Robert Kružík.
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