Juliette for the first time in the USA

In 2019, the US premiere of Bohuslav Martinů’s opera Juliette (The Key to Dreams), H 253 will take place in Carnegie Hall, New York City. The concert performance of Martinů´s most succesful opera will take place in Czech on 22nd March by the American Symphony Orchestra under the baton of its music director and chief-conductor Leon Botstein.

Leon Botstein © Matt Dine / American Symphony Orchestra

Bohuslav Martinů composed Juliette between 1936 and 1937 in Paris on his own libretto based on the play by Georges Neveux. It was premiered in Prague on March 16, 1938. In recent years, Juliette has appeared on several opera stages throughout Europe, such as Bregenz festival, Frankfurt (Main), Bremen, Opera Zürich, Opéra national de Paris, Grand Theatre de Genève, the Berlin State Opera, Wuppertal or the National Theatre in Prague and Brno.

Conductor Leon Botstein will share the stories behind the music in a 30-minute Conductor’s Notes Q&A before the concert at 7 PM in the Main Hall. 

More information nad tickets (on sale from September 4) here: