The Janáček Brno international festival – the only biennial which presents Leoš Janáček directly in the places where he worked, lived and created for more than fifty years.

The festival is based around opera performances by Czech and foreign opera companies, the juxtaposition of differently conceived stagings by major figures and the presentation of world premieres and previously unseen original versions of works by Leoš Janáček. The festival features symphonic and chamber concerts, matinees, colloquia, programmes for children, exhibitions, alternative concerts, and theatre and film performances linked with the composer.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE JANÁČEK BRNO FESTIVAL:

2019 Preview concerts

– 6th year 2018

2017 Preview concerts

– 5th year 2016 Expectation

– 4th year 2014 Happy Birthday Leoš!

– 3rd year 2012 Genius Loci (P. Haas, J. Berg, M. Ištvan, E. W. Korngold…)

– 2nd year 2010 subtitle: Janáček versus Expressionism (A. Schönberg, Anton Webern, A. Berg…); in honour of Sir Charles Mackerras

– 1st year 2008

– year zero/2004 all Janáček’s operas staged

THE INTERNATIONAL OPERA AWARDS

It has only taken six editions of the biennial Janáček Brno festival for it to work its way up to being the best festival in the world. Janáček Brno was the first festival in the Czech Republic to win the prestigious International Opera Awards prize for the best festival of 2018 (for more information, please see: www.operaawards.org).

INNOVATION IN THE MARKETING CAMPAIGN FOR THE JANÁČEK BRNO 2014 INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL. Project No. : CZ.1.11/2.2.00/38.01605. National Theatre Brno implemented the project INNOVATION IN THE MARKETING CAMPAIGN FOR THE JANÁČEK BRNO 2014 INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL during the period 5. 8. 2014 – 28. 2. 2015, with the support of the Regional Operational Programme South-East. The project was co-financed by the European Union. The project created the platform upon which subsequent marketing campaigns for the Janáček Brno Festival are built.