The National Moravian-Silesian Theatre celebrated its 100th anniversary by winning two Thalia Awards The 101st season has begun at the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre this year. The theatre, consisting of four artistic ensembles and performing on three permanent stages, is the biggest cultural institution in Ostrava and the Moravian-Silesian region. The historical Antonín Dvořák Theatre building is home to opera, but the audience may also see drama or ballet there as well. The reconstructed Jiří Myron Theatre is home to operetta/musical ensemble. In addition, drama plays and modern ballets are performed there too. The reconstruction allows for the creation of a new chamber Theatre “12” for 60 people - where drama plays, operas and musicals are introduced. The National Moravian-Silesian Theatre is popular here in the region, and moreover, theatre troupes give performances on other Czech and foreign stages as well as at festivals. The artists of the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre receive prestigious awards on a regular basis. The Thalia Awards jury awarded two awards from four nominations to our theatre in October 2019. Soprano Kateřina Kněžíková won the admiration of the jury as the titular femme fatale in Bohuslav Martinů’s opera Juliette, or the Key of Dreams. “The role of Juliette is awesome and most important for me is that the audience likes the role. In this case, everything went great and the staging is successful,” claims Kateřina Kněžíková. Currently, the singer is appearing in the role of Rusalka, the main protagonist in Antonín Dvořák’s eponymous opera. “Rusalka is a dream come true! Theatres here in Ostrava are great and I am glad that my dreams come true right where it feels like home to me,” said the sought-after opera singer, who is originally from Bohumín and sometimes performs together with her husband, Adam Plachetka. Martina Šnytová won Thalia for the role of Reno Sweeney in Cole Porter’s Anything Goes. National Moravian-Silesian Theatre director Jiří Nekvasil could not contain his joy.
Kateřina Kněžíková zpívá v novém nastudování Dvořákovy opery Rusalka. Kateřina Kněžíková sings in a new rendition of Dvořák’s opera Rusalka.
“Martina has earned the support of the operetta/musical ensemble and she certainly deserves this award she worked so hard for,” he said. Musical roles are the hardest these days. Protagonists have to sing, act, dance, and they almost have no time off-stage during a performance. Musicals are the most popular among audiences today and the majority of our productions have been repeated and sold out many times. This is also the case of Jason Robert Brown’s chamber musical The Last Five Years, our new production for the 101st season, in which Šnytová portrays not-very successful actress Cathy. The audience may know Šnytová as Juliet from Romeo and Juliet created by Boris Urbánek, Jaromír Nohavica, Jiří Josek, and Šimon Caban, or as Mary Magdalene from Jesus Christ Superstar by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. She also acts in the horror musical Rebecca based on Daphne du Maurier’s novel, and in John Hodge’s drama Collaborators which deals with the switching of roles between Stalin and Mikhail Bulgakov. A complete programme for the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre may be found at www.ndm.cz/en/ We offer companies out tickets as an employee’s benefits. Contact: Markéta Chlebová (email@example.com; +420 734 304 344)
Text: Šárka Swiderová Foto: Lucie Maceczková (Thálie) Foto: Martin Popelář (představení Rusalka a Děj se co děj) www.ndm.cz
Martina Šnytová jako Reno Sweeney v muzikálu Colea Portera Děj se co děj. Martina Šnytová as Reno Sweeney in Cole Porter’s musical Anything Goes.
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