Eurokontext invites foreign operas, ballets

THE SLOVAK National Theatre (SND) started the Eurokontext festival three years ago, resuming the tradition established by its predecessor, Eurothalia.

Cosi fan tutte, SNDCosi fan tutte, SND (Source: Pavol Breier)

The first year of Eurokontext brought both drama, and opera with ballet. In 2015, the festival started as a biennial, bringing drama every two years and opera with ballet in the meantime. Last year, fans of drama were offered the chance to enjoy performances by leading theatre houses from nine countries, including Belgium, the Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Germany, Poland, Austria, Ukraine and the host country.

This time round, Slovak audiences will get to see the crème de la crème of European opera and dance productions: Shostakovich’s Orango/The Anti-Formalist Gallery, or Janáček’s From the House of the Dead of the National Theatre Prague; performances of the National Theatre in Brno;

Fiery Angel by Moravian-Silesian (Moravskosliezska) National Theatre Opera in Ostrava; Tell Me on Sunday by Opera Graz, or the Harlequin Restor’d! by Cologne Baroque Ensemble will be completed with Slovak performances, not just of the SND, but also of the Košice State Theatre.

The dance performances include Anna Karenina by legendary Eifman Ballet; Birdie by Hungarian-French ensemble Companie Pál Frneák; and Antonio Gades Company’s Blood Wedding/Suite Flamenco. They will also feature the SND’s recently premiered Slovak Dances by Natália Horečná; and Bess – Tribute to Rudolf Laban, choreographed by Šárka Ondrišová.

Tickets for the festival to take place between May 20 and June 3 can be bought with a 10-percent rebate until March 31, either through www.eurokontext.sk (where also more detailed information can be found), or via www.snd.sk.

 

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