Opera by Richard Wagner
The National Theatre |
290 minutes |
In German with Czech and English surtitles
Wagner’s grand romantic opera is set against an atmosphere full of mystery disguise of an enigmatic hero, who arrives to defend the honour of Elsa, Princess of Brabant. In terms of the music, it was yet another inspired and engrossing step taken by Wagner on his journey towards through-composed music drama, climaxing in the opera Parsifal, dealing with Lohengrin’s father.
Besides the extremely popular bridal chorus (Treulich gefuhrt), generally known as “The Wedding March”, the opera contains other, no less intense, scenes, including Elsa’s dreamy fantasy about a knight who is supposed to arrive so as to save her; Lohengrin and Elsa’s meeting in the wedding chamber; and Lohengrin’s revealing his identity in the narration about the Holy Grail. The new National Theatre production of Lohengrin provides an uplifting experience for every opera fan expecting wonderful music, bold emotions and a thrilling story.
National Theatre Chorus
State Opera Chorus
National Theatre Orchestra
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The National Theatre was built from the desire of the Czech people for national independence. Its building was financed from the collections on which participated broad masses of people as well as important donators (including the nobility and the emperor himself). The theatre foundation ceremonial on 16th May 1868 became a national celebration.
The theatre was opened in 1881. In the same year the theatre burned down, and this tragic event caused a huge wave of new collections to support the restoration of the theatre. The National Theatre was re-opened in 1883 by the opera Libuše by Bedřich Smetana and since then it has been serving as a place of Czech national identity and as a flagship of the Czech culture to these days.
November 23, 2019 | 18:00 (Sat)
Please note that the Euro exchange rate is only indicative. You will be billed in Czech korunas.
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