The programme of the festival Janáček Brno 2018 is devoted to the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the Czechoslovak Republic. It presents the complete operatic works of Leoš Janáček in productions by international greats such as Ivo van Hove, Robert Carsen, Kornél Mundruczó, David Pountney and Alvis Hermanis. Conductors include Tomáš Hanus, Tomáš Netopil and Marko Ivanović.

The festival’s dramaturgical team have devised a mix of orchestral and chamber concerts, concert versions of operas, song recitals including solo performances, and a choral concert. All this and more in a programme of 15 concerts featuring excellent performers such as Thomas Adès, Jan Jiraský, Martin Kasík, Jitka Čechová, Simona Houda-Šaturová and the Pavel Haas Quartet.

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Janáček Brno abroad

„With this great festival, Brno is celebrating its even greater son: Leoš Janáček.“ Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

„The centre of Brno looks as if the whole city were devoted to music alone.“ Der neue Merker

„In Leoš Janáček’s home, Jenůfa breaks hearts as convincingly as always.“

Festival news

Janáček Brno 2018 is dedicated to the memory of Prof. John Tyrrell

The late British musicologist Prof. John Tyrrell was one of the leading personalities of contemporary musicology on the international stage. His life’s work was connected with research in the field of Czech music and with the works of Leoš Janáček in particular. He stands among those deserving of great recognition for their efforts in spreading Janáček´s artistic legacy around the world. He is the author of many books, including an extensive biography on Janáček and musical editions of Janáček´s operas. He contributed to the birth of the Janáček Brno festival and his ideas were always an inspiration for the event during the following years.

After only a month of ticket sales, the Janáček Brno 2018 festival has its first three sold-out concerts!

Even though there are still more than 11 months left before the Janáček Brno 2018 music festival commences, or in other words almost a whole year, the first three concerts are completely sold out. It’s not even four weeks since the tickets went on sale! There is enormous interest in the tickets for the festival.

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Festival tickets for sale!

The programme has been released for the 6th International Opera and Music Festival Janáček Brno 2018! Tickets are available for all festival performances. Reserve the best seats at the festival now!