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What to see in Pilsen theatre by the end of the season?

The highlight of the theatre season will definitely be the night with opera in June.

When you visit Pilsen, do not miss the unique cultural experience offered by the Josef Kajetán Tyl Theatre. Whether you prefer opera or musicals, you are a fan of classical drama or you like to see bolder, modern productions, you can definitely choose from the wide offer of the Pilsen theatre. You can visit performances either in the grand historical building of the Great Theatre or in the modern building of the New Theatre, which was built in 2015 and is a real architectural gem.

We have prepared an overview of productions that you can understand even without knowing a word of Czech. The JK Tyl Theatre offers a wide repertoire of operas on several stages, which are performed in a foreign language, and also ballet performances that are comprehensible without words. Tickets can be purchased online on the theatre’s website.

  • Night with Opera

If you are an opera lover, don't miss the unique open-air opera event. Night with Opera, which attracts thousands of spectators every year to an unconventional opera experience, offers a great cast of leading roles, a high number of performers, a sophisticated stage sets and first-class costumes. On 26 June 2020, a spectacular stage production of Verdi's opera Macbeth is planned. Tickets usually sell out quickly so do not hesitate to purchase them. They will go on sale on 9 March.

OPERA

  • The Cunning Peasant

The Cunning Peasant is the work of the great Czech composer, Antonín Dvořák, which tells a story of the unfortunate love of a young girl, Bětuška, whose father forces her to marry a guy she doesn’t love.
Performance dates: 29 March; 30 April

  • Carmen

Classical opera show full of love and romance about the unrestricted Gypsy girl Carmen offering some famous arias.
Performance dates: 6, 7, 13 & 22 March; 9 & 21 April

  • Fireflies

This opera, which you can see with children, is one of the essential works of Czech literature offering fairy-tale stories about various types of beetles.
Performance dates: 1 & 25 March; 23 & 24 April

  • Nabucco

A passionate and powerful opera by Giuseppe Verdi tells the biblical story of the oppressed Jewish people and their liberation from Babylonian captivity.
Performance dates: 28 March; 25 April

BALLET

  • The House of Bernarda Alba

The masterpiece of Spanish playwright Federico Garcia Lorca, The House of Bernarda Alba, is the essence of perverted moral principles that inevitably lead to tragedy.
Performance dates: 8 March, 1 April

  • Anastasia – the Tsar’s Last Daughter

You can experience a spectacular dramatic ballet by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky on the life of Anastasia, the last daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, in the unique atmosphere of the New Theatre.
Performance dates: 28 & 31 March; 2, 8 & 29 April

  • The Corsair

The French ballet classics, The Corsair, will come to life at the Great Theatre. Based on Lord Gordon Byron's poem, the ballet pantomime tells of the famous pas de deux of Corsair and Medora and offers some impressive pirate battle scenes.
Performance dates: 11, 12 & 20 March; 4 April

  • Snow White

The ballet production of the classic fairy-tale of Snow White invites to the theatre parents with children.
Performance dates: 14 March; 25 & 26 April