About performance

Opera-fragment performed in Russian. / Opera in one act performed in Russian.

Both extravagant works by Dmitri Shostakovich offer one possible answer to the question as to where opera as a musical-dramatic kind can move after the epoch of Romanticism has finally ended. From the ambitious avant-garde Orango about humanised apes only an interesting fragment remains that we are pleased to offer audiences. Their interest will certainly be captivated by the chamber opera The Anti-formalist Rayok: Shostakovich's bitterly grotesque protest against the government of fools in Soviet culture - and everywhere else.

The opera is staged in Russian with Czech and English subtitles.

Running time: 1 hrs 20 mins with one interval

Production team

Musical director, conductor Jan Kučera
Directed by Sláva Daubnerová
Set and costumes Marija Havran
Dramaturge Pavol Graus
Lighting design Pavel Kotlík
Video art Lukáš Kodoň
Choirmaster Marek Vorlíček


Orango,Veselčak Roman Janál
Zoolist Václav Sibera
External dramaturge Pavel Graus
Basso solo, chairman Jevhen Šokalo
Zuzana Eliška Gattringerová
Paul Mache Jiří Hruška
First foreigner Vladimír Doležal
Second foreigner Jan Markvart
Dancer Martina Lacová
One - man Pavel Švingr
Second - man Oleg Korotkov
Third - man Ivo Hrachovec
Pianist Orango Martin Levický
Pianist Rayok Jan Kučera

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1.Category 14 €
2.Category 10 €
3.Category 7 €
4.Category 5 €
Student, pensioner, ISIC, ITIC, Euro 26 50% (selected rows)
Disabled, Disabled Assistant --