1 – 24 NOVEMBER 2024

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TIC BRNO is preparing an off program of the Janáček Brno 2024 festival:

Follow the trail in Janáček's footsteps in Brno from the comfort of a minibus

The trail includes locations where Janáček lived, composed, conducted, taught, heard the premieres of his compositions, strolled around and met up with his friends, etc. You can also visit his home on Smetanova ulice, where Janáček spent the last quarter of his life and composed all of his greatest works. You will be guided by the musicologist Jiří Zahrádka, the curator of the Leoš Janáček Archive. An audio-guide will be available for international visitors with commentary in either English or German.

Sunday 3 November at 2 p.m.

Thursday 14 November at 2 p.m.

To Hukvaldy in the footsteps of Janáček

A one-day coach trip to Hukvaldy, the birthplace of Leoš Janáček (some 150 km from Brno). The participants will have a tour of the Leoš Janáček House, a visit to the former Hukvaldy school, where Janáček, the son of a teacher, was born in 1854, a walk in the nature preserve and there will be time to purchase the famed Moravian cake "lopaťák" from the Hukvaldy bakery. On the way back to Brno there will be another stop in nearby Příbor with a tour of the home of the celebrated father of psychology, Sigmund Freud.

Tuesday 19 November at 8.a.m.

Try the recipes of the Janáčeks' housemaid

During the Janáček Brno festival you will be able to try the Maestro's favourite recipes made by his housemaid, Marie Stejskalová, in some of Brno's gastro spots. 


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Following in Janáček's footsteps with a mobile phone 

Set out on the footsteps of Leoš Janáček with the Loxper mobile app. It's in Czech, English and German available. 


Listen to Janáček in the streets of Brno day and night

During the festival there will be sixteen places in Brno where you can meet Leoš Janáček with his dog Čipera, and after scanning the QR code on the Maestro's jacket, you can listen to a musical extract. Enjoy a stroll with your mobile phone while listening to music including the wedding scene from the opera The Cunning Little Vixen, the fanfare from Sinfonietta or the overture to the opera The Makropulos Affair.


Travel to Hukvaldy or Luhačovice in search of Janáček

Together with the company Brno Day Trips we are offering the chance to book tours to either Janáček's hometown of Hukvaldy or his favourite spa resort at Luhačovice.

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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. 

Remember the successful Janáček Brno 2022 in the video*report, photo gallery and media reports