The Smetana´s Litomyšl International Opera Festival

Litomyšl 1/6/2014 - 6/7/2014

The BOHEMIAN HERITAGE FUND endowment fund happily returned to Litomyšl for the fourth time as a co-organizer of the festival. This year the festival celebrated the 65th anniversary of its establishment and the 40th anniversary of its revival. The festival prepared a magnificent program as part of the celebrations. This year its dramaturgy primarily included treasures of Czech musical creation which, thanks to the Year of the Czech music, formed the heart of the festival. The ceremonial opening of the Czech Opera Gala with the performance of soloists and the orchestra of the National Theatre presented the best of our composers and interpretative art and, similarly, the concluding grand finale, which delighted lovers of Czech music. The excellent execution of all the other performances could be distinguished as a result of the revitalization of the whole castle hill, not only the second castle courtyard but also, this year, the newly-opened premises of the Piarist Church of the Discovery of the Holy Cross and the castle riding school.