Fate

Janáček’s “waltz” opera was composed in a conscious contrast to the previous opera Jenufa/Her Stepdaughter– using all the effects of impressionism and verism. After the death of his daughter Olga the composer was looking for the theme while enchanted by a 28-year-old “Star from Luhačovice”: the theme “fresh, modern, bursting with life and elegance”. The work evidently contains autobiographical elements (Janáček's love Kamila Urválková - character Mila Válková) but the inspiration by Eugene Onegin is obvious as well. The opera taking place at the colonnade of the Luhačovice Spa in a stifling family atmosphere and several years later in the conservatory's auditorium, where the new opera is practiced, are connected with the question: Do you know what love is?

About the company

The National Moravian-Silesian Theatre is the biggest and oldest professional theatre in the region and at the same time the biggest cultural institution established by the statutory city of Ostrava. It is the only theatre in Moravia, which has four artistic companies – opera, drama, operetta/musical and ballet, which perform regularly 16–19 premieres per year and plays almost 500 performances on two permanent scenes - in the Antonín Dvořák Theatre and in the Jiří Myron Theatre. 

 

Theatre / company

National Moravian-Silesian Theatre / Národní divadlo moravskoslezské

Czech title

Osud

Author

Leoš Janáček

Direction

Jiří Nekvasil

Choreography

Jana Tomsová, Yago Catalinas Heredia

Music

Conductors: Jakub Klecker, Adam Sedlický

Dramaturgy

Eva Mikulášková

Stage design

Daniel Dvořák

Costume design

Simona Rybáková

Length of the performance

110 minutes

Stage area

middle

Language

Czech

Audience

Adult

Awards

Prize Jantar – Veronika Holbová (Míla Válková)

Contact

Eva Mikulášková
eva.mikulaskova@ndm.cz