JANÁČEK BRNO FESTIVAL
2 – 20 November 2022
TIC BRNO offer within the festival off programme:
In the footsteps of Leoš Janáček with the Loxper mobile app
The Maestro always kept up with the times, and in many respects he was ahead of them, so come along and follow in the footsteps of Janáček through Brno with the Loxper mobile app. The interactive route features puzzles, musical extracts and animated photographs of Janáček created using artificial intelligence. If you successfully complete the route, a prize awaits you at the information centre Under the Crocodile!
Downloadable for Android and iOS in Czech, English and German!
In the footsteps of Leoš Janáček by minibus
During the festival you can also follow in the footsteps of the Maestro in the comfort of a minibus. The guided tour will take place on three dates:
14.11 at 1.30pm
20.11 at 9:30am and 1.30pm
Information and booking details available from May 2022.
Try out Janáček's favourite recipes
During the Janáček Brno 2022 festival, don't miss the opportunity to taste some of the Maestro's favourite delicacies in Brno's gastro venues. The recipes Marie Stejskalová used to cook from at the Janáčeks' can be found in the publication Mářina kuchařka (Marie's Cookbook, in Czech only).
I'm listening to Janáček
During the festival you can one again meet Leoš Janáček and his dog Čipera in the streets of Brno, and after scanning the QR code on the Maestro's coat you can listen to a musical extract. However, you can now make your journey through the city more pleasant by listening to Janáček's music using a mobile telephone - the QR codes with musical extracts are also to be found on the information panels featuring the places linked to Janáček's life in Brno.
From the history of the festival Janáček Brno:
In 2004, as part of the commemorations of the 150th anniversary of Janáček's birth, the Janáček Festival Brno was established, where all of the composer's opera works were performed. This led to the idea of organizing a regular biennial festival, which has been receiving great acclaim since its launch in 2008. The main dramaturgical concept centres on performances of Janáček's operas by international as well as Czech opera companies, accompanied by a diverse series of concerts. Productions by world-renowned directors have been performed at the festival (e.g. Robert Carsen, Robert Wilson, Harry Kupfer, Peter Konwitschny, David Pountney and David Radok), and many leading conductors have appeared here, including Sir Charles Mackerras, Tomáš Hanus and Jiří Bělohlávek.
The Janáček Brno festival was the winner of the International Opera Awards in 2018.
The festival organizer is National Theatre Brno.