Anna Bolena is a tragic character, deeply hurt, yet dignified and majestic – a completely different picture from how she is depicted in historical sources. The story of the innocent English queen sentenced to death by her heartless husband Henry VIII who fell out of love with her touched deeply the audience already at the time the opera was written. By circumstance, however, the opera was forgotten only to be discovered again in 1950s in connection with Marie Callas and her masterful voice. In recent times the opera became popular thanks to phenomenal singers Edita Gruberová and Anna Netrebko. Until now, Anna Bolena has not been staged in Ostrava. The leading part will be sung by our excellent soloists Jana Šrejma Kačírková and Agnieszka Bochenek-Osiecka.
About the company
The National Moravian-Silesian Theatre (based in 1919) is the biggest and oldest professional theatre in Ostrava and in the Moravian-Silesian region. At the same time is the biggest cultural institution established by the statutory city of Ostrava. Theatre perform regularly on two permanent scenes – in the Antonín Dvořák Theatre (seating capacity of 517) and in the Jiří Myron Theatre (seating capacity of 623). The theatre presents about 20 premieres per year and plays almost 500 performances.
The National Moravian-Silesian Theatre / Národní divadlo moravskoslezské
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Jana Šrejma Kačírková received Thalia Award 2013
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