Who is afraid of the contemporary Finnish opera? Theatre evening with L’amour de loin

In the frame of a project titled Nordic Theatre Evenings The Scandinavian House and the National Theatre Brno present an accompanying event for the opera L’amour de loin (Love from Afar) by Kaija Saariaho. Before the performance, there will be a discussion with the theatre director Jiří Heřman, dramaturge Patricie Částková and conductor Marek Ivanovič. The discussion will be moderated by David Drozd.

17:30 Discussion with the staging team in the foyer (in Czech)
19:00 Opera L’amour de loin (Love from Afar)

There is no extra fee for the discussion.

Theatre Evenings or Who is afraid of…?

In cooperation with selected theatres introducing texts of Scandinavian authors, the Scandinavian House has launched a series of Nordic Theatre Evenings. We would like the audience to get a deeper insight into the Scandinavian drama, that might not be as popular as the Nordic crime fiction, but can become similarly addictive. Do not be afraid to start tracking the Nordic theatre in the Czech Republic! Unusual horizons and views of the Nordic landscape guaranteed. No need for skis.

The events will be organised as commented theatre performances and consist of e. g. a lecturer’s introduction before the performance or a discussion of a various kind, for example sharing of impressions of the play. The introduction will provide information about the author, the performed text and a broader context of the piece, or can even familiarise the audience with the performing tradition of more famous, repeatedly staged dramatic texts. After the performance, there will be an opportunity to discuss it together. The Theatre Evenings will take place in different Prague and Brno theatres 2-4 times a year, depending on the current programmes.

Photos by the Janacek theatre