The Janáček Brno festival ranks among the most important events in the European cultural calendar. It is devoted to the artistic legacy of one the greatest Czech composers, Leoš Janáček, and comprehensively presents his life’s work in an international context. Thanks to the festival’s reputation abroad, it has attracted productions by leading, world-class figures in the area of the performing arts. The festival’s dramaturgical team have devised a mix of orchestral and chamber concerts, concert versions of operas, song recitals including solo performances, and a choral concert.
Janáček Brno 2020 – twenty-eight top productions in nineteen days. Leading world directors and performers such as Robert Carsen, Claus Guth, Jakub Hrůša, Karita Mattila, Pavol Brešlík, the Pavel Haas Quartet, the Bamberger Symphoniker and others will present a programme whose theme touches on the artistic turmoil that raged at the turn of the 20th century and the search for new directions in the musical expression of opera and instrumental works.
A festival in a town with style!Brno, the Moravian capital, with excellent air, train and bus connection; half-way between Prague and Vienna. A city with historical and modern, vibrant architecture, parks, fountains, trendy bars and picturesque cafés. A city loved by Janáček, who spent here more than 50 years of his life.