January26 2020 (Sun)
2:00 PM

Viva la Mamma

Opera by Gaetano Donizetti

The Estates Theatre | Opera and Ballet

140 minutes | Not available

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Date: January 26, 2020 | 14:00 (Sun)
Venue: The Estates Theatre
Duration: 140 minutes
Status: Not available

See how the opera performance is born in the Viva la Mamma opera

In Italian with Czech and English surtitles

An opera about opera - this is Donizetti’s dramma Conventions and Inconveniences of the Stage, also known as Viva la Mamma. The action focuses on the preparations and rehearsals for a new opera production. You are going to watch the singers, artists, theatre-makers and staff on and off the stage. Perhaps the strangest character is Mamma Agata who is played by a man.

The application of travesty highlights the comicality of both the personage and the whole farc. In addition to an amusing plot, the audiences can also savour Donizetti’s brilliant bel canto music at its peak. By and large, the opera is a sort of quintessence of 19th–century musical comedy, which also has the indisputable potential of enchanting present-day consumers.


  • One 20- minute intermission
  • The program may be subject to change.
  • The purchased tickets cannot be returned or exchanged.
  • No discounts are provided.
  • Theatre is a cultural institution. Please respect the common principles of appropriate behaviour and clothing.

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