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Brno Janacek Festival

Photograph of the festival's production of Jenufa. Reproduced with the kind permission of Marek Olbrzymek and Ndbrno

INTRODUCTION

Brno, home to the fabulous Janacek festival, is approximately a 90 minute drive from Vienna Airport, and is a must see for any Janacek enthusiast.

Although it is Janacek's works that form the core of the festival, it has a far wider scope, taking in operas, concerts and recitals and other works by a variety of Czech composers. In this year's festival it is including operas by Dvorak, Haas and of course Janacek.  

Opera Voce Tours is offering you a four-night stay in a luxury hotel with the opportunity to attend two operas and a concert, the chance to meet and talk to a director and a singer from the festival's production of Rusalka, guided tours of Brno and its art gallery as well an and excursion to Janacek's favourite resort town of Luhacovice, where we shall dine in his favourite restaurant.

JENENE
Photograph of the festival's production of Jenufa. Reproduced with kind permission of Marek Olbryzymek 

And there is much, much more!

For those of you who have never been to Brno, you are in for a real treat, and we aim to make sure that you have the opportunity to see as many of its attractions as possible. Time has been set aside for you to take in the attractions that appeal to your interests, such as the world famous Tugendhat villa, the Spilberk castle that overlooks the city or the fascinatìng, yet largely overlooked, museum dedicated to gipsy culture 

The tour price includes return transport by mini-bus to Vienna airport and the excursion to Luhacovice. A three course lunch with drinks on days two, three and four in a different restaurant each day (performance days), an evening meal in the hotel on day of arrival, guided tours and tickets to the operas and the folklore concert.

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Photograph of the festival's production of Osud. Reproduced with kind permission of Marek Olbrzymek

Please note that places are restricted to ensure that we can offer you individual attention and that the meetings with the singers have a degree of personal contact.

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OPERAS & CONCERT

22nd November: Folklore Concert with Dance 

Janacek's musical setting confronts the naturalistic regional musicianship and dance of Moravia

23rd November: Rusalka by Dvorak
Starring Jana Srejma Kacirkova & Jan Stava

Directed by David Radok

Conducted by Marko Ivanovic  

24th November: The Cunning Little Vixen by Janacek
Starring Katerina Knezikova & Adam Plachetka

Directed by Jiri Herman

Conducted by Marko Ivanovc

The Mahen Theatre

FULL ITINERARY

21st November 

Arrive Vienna airport and transfer to hotel

18:00: 'Meet & Greet,' followed by meeting with director David Radok & singer Katerina Knezikova.

Evening meal in hotel

22nd November

Day excursion to Luhacovice (accompanied by R. Dolansky) 

Lunch at Janacek's regular restaurant

19:30: Folklore Concert with dance

23rd November

10:00: Guided Tour of Brno

13:00: Lunch at Restaurant Kohoutnavine

19:30: Rusalka

24th November

12:30: Lunch at Restaurant Jakoby

15:00: Guided tour of Brno art gallery

19:00: The Cunning Little Vixen

25th November 

Transfer to Vienna airport

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Photogtaph from the festival's production of The Cunning Little Vixen. Reproduced  with kind permission of Marek Olbrzymek
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YOUR HOTEL

The recently renovated Passage Hotel is one of Brno's most sought after places to stay. Situated only a ten minute walk from the Janacek Theatre, it offers luxury accommodation with a full range of facilities, including its A la Carte Restaurant, with a menu prepared by a team led by chef Petr Svoren.  
Photograph reproduced with kind permission from The Passage Hotel
opera stage
Your accommodation is in the Junior suite category, an upscale, spacious room (35-40 square meters) for two people. The room is furnished with luxury fittings and accessories that one would expect from a first-class hotel.

Breakfast is included in the price

Photograph reproduced with kind permission from The Passage Hotel

A Message from Jana Srejma Kacirkova
who will be playing the title role in Rusalka

I am so pleased that you have decided to come to Brno for our Janacek Festival.

It is a festival of which we are all, here in Brno, very proud.  Everyone associated with the festival works so hard  to ensure its success and to make every performance a memorable one. With so many quality productions on offer, I know that this year, you ware going to have a wonderful experience.

I am really looking forward to meeting you and talking to you about my role as Rusalka in one of our country's most famous operas, written by one of our most famous composers.

                                               Jana Srejma Kacirkova 

opera singer
Photograph Reproduced with kind permission from NdBrno
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AND FINALLY...

The price for the entire package will be £1,500

To make a booking simply click on the link below, where you will find all the necessary information about securing your place on this tour. But don't delay, places are limited.

photograph of Luhacovice

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