MAY 2016

The Epic of Gilgamesh / Dido and Aeneas in Janáček Theatre

On 13 May 2016, the Janáček Theatre in Brno will host a premiere of a project directed by Jiří Heřman, presenting two works based on ancient myths dealing with fundamental questions: Why are we mortal and why do we lose those we love? One of them will be The Epic of Gilgamesh, H 351 by Bohuslav Martinů, inspired by what is considered to be the oldest work of literature in the world. Performed in the original English with Czech and English surtitles alongside Henry Purcell’s opera Dido and Aeneas based on the fourth book of Virgil’s epic The Aeneid, this project is supported by Bohuslav Martinu Foundation.

Musical Preparation: Marko Ivanović, Václav Luks 
Conductor: Marko Ivanović, Václav Luks 
Director: Jiří Heřman 
Set Design: Dragan Stojčevski 
Costume Design: Alexandra Grusková 
Lighting Design: Daniel Tesař 
Choreography: Jan Kodet 
Dramaturgy: Patricie Částková 
Chorus Master: Pavel Koňárek 

Following perfomances:
13 May 2016, 7.00pm 
15 May 2016, 7.00pm
20 May 2016, 7.00pm
28 May 2016, 7.00pm
10 June 2016, 7.00pm
15 November 2016, 7.00pm
16 November 2016, 7.00pm 
18 November 2016, 7.00pm