JANÁČEK BRNO FESTIVAL
28 September - 16 October 2020
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.