THE FIERY ANGEL

THE OSTRAVA NATIONAL MORAVIAN-SILESIAN THEATRE OPERA

About performance

A five-act opera performed in Russian.

The Fiery Angel is one of the most outstanding works, not only from its creator Sergei Prokofiev, but also in the context of world opera art in the twentieth century. The composer drew inspiration from the novel by symbolist Valery Bryusov on the theme of Ruprecht the knight and Renata, a girl obsessed with a vision of a fiery angel. Bryusov created the story of a love triangle based on the historical events of the 16th century, when life in the Saint Catherine's Monastery in Bonn was hit by the Inquisition. Fiery Angel is essentially the only Prokofiev Opera which features the central theme of a love story moreover reiterated by the exceptional richness of psychological shades. Director Jiří Nekvasil wrote: “The main hero must pass through a burning gate, with fire. There are a number of levels – the symbolist fantasy novel, the imaginative, emotional riveting music from the nineteen twenties, as well as the present; therefore, the story is seen from the perspective of today."

Running time: 2 hrs 45 mins with one interval

Production team

Musical director: Robert Jindra  
Conductor Jan Kučera
Directed by Jiří Nekvasil
Set Petr Matásek
Costumes Marta Roszkopfová
Movement collaboration Igor Vejsada
Choirmaster Jurij Galatenko
Dramaturge Daniel Jäger
Projections Zuzana Walterová

Cast

Ruprecht Martin Bárta
Renata Elena Suvorova
Landlady, Mother superior Erika Šporerová
Matthias Wissmann, The Servant Jiří Přibyl
The Fortune-teller Zuzana Šveda
Jacob Glock, Doctor Ondřej Koplík
Agrippa von Nettesheim, Mephistopheles Oleg Kulko
Johann Faust František Zahradníček
Innkeeper Václav Živný
Inquisitor Martin Gurbaľ
Heinrich Petr Sýkora
Three skeletons Petr Němec, Pavel Uskov, Siarhei Zubkevich
Three neighbours Martin Blaževič, Roman Vlkovič, Vlastimil Nitschmann
Two young nuns Nikola Novotná, Ivana Ambrúsová
Nuns Elena Durajová, Lucie Dvořáková, Ida Gaidošová, Andrea Jurčíková, Pavla Morysová, Nikola Novotná, Tatiana Pituchová, Bohdana Šindlerová
Doorman Jiří Dvořák
Second Rastislav Širila
America Indian woman Barbora Šulcová
Potboy Matyáš Walder, Jakub Havránek

Ticket prices Buy tickets

1.Category 20 €
2.Category 15 €
3.Category 8 €
4.Category 5 €
Student, pensioner, ISIC, ITIC, Euro 26 50% (selected rows)
Disabled, Disabled Assistant --
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