Musical-theatre mystifying ballabile, world premiere
This varied musical comedy show combines two essential and traditional strengths of the Brno City Theatre. The first is the link to the Bishop’s Courtyard, which will become the summer stage of our theatre for the fourteenth time, in accordance with the tradition that we mainly present world premiere productions written for this magical environment. For next year we are also preparing the realization of an original play, which draws thematically from the history of our city and for which the use of the fate of an extraordinary personality connected with our city is significant. The second asset is the extraordinary singing and musicianship potential of our ensembles.
And we will gladly capitalize on these assets in a delightfully mystifying ballabile with the motto: As long as the dragon hangs in Brno, everything will be the opposite. We will present a magnificently conceived extract of the work of the greatest genius of European music: opera arias and concert music will be performed, Mozart’s melodies will be heard “as we know them” but also in original and distinctive rock and jazz arrangements. All this with the powerful, symphonic sounding orchestra of our theatre.
The main axis of the plot is a thrilling detective story concerning Mozart’s visit to Brno in 1767, which also explains where the crocodile, also called the “Brno dragon”, really came from. In this spectacle, it is brought to Brno by Leopold Mozart himself, who received it as a gift from an influential aristocrat and desperately tries to keep it a secret from everyone around him. Both from eleven-year-old Wolfgang, who is panic-stricken by crocodiles, and the Brno city council, who are also insistent that the future Amadeus compose a special symphony for and about Brno. How surprising it will be that the crocodile will eventually become the little genius’ greatest source of musical inspiration...
The production is intended to become a celebration of human creativity, thanks to its healthy humour and quotations of music by the world composer, and the best place in the world for it is our city and our region.