Fri / 7 / 6 / 24
19:00 – 21:40
(with intermission)

National Theatre Košice – Historical Building

National Theatre Košice is a partner theatre of ITF DN 2024.
We are presenting within the programme section PROLOGUE.

National Theatre Košice – Opera, SLOVAKIA


directed by: Anton Korenči

Macbeth from 1847 is part of the early stage of Giuseppe Verdi’s opus. It is his first opera title, created on the theme of the great English playwright. Shakespeare’s work and Verdi’s opera are a dark drama of power, tyranny, violence, paranoia of rulers, but also of one unfulfilled marriage. The impermanence of power and the injustice of autocracy lead with inexorable logic to the disintegration of society, to the madness of tyrants, and their downfall. Verdi reworked the opera for the performance in Paris in 1865. This version is largely the basis of our production that is not intended to be a mere museum reconstruction of the famous story. He brings this story closer to the present, turns it into an intimate, personal and everyday drama. Moreover, he identifies within biting humour that enables the spectators to reflect much more clearly on themselves and the surrounding world.

libreto: Francesco Maria Pave
music director: Peter Valentovič
director: Anton Korenči
idea by: Stanislav Trnovský, Anton Korenči
set design: Juraj Fábry
costumes design: Simona Vachálková
movement collaboration: Andrej Petrovič
video: Tomáš Hodermarský
conductors: Peter Valentovič, Igor Dohovič
choirmaster: Peter Valentovič
cast: Marek Gurbaľ – Ludovik Kendi, Eliška Weissová – Tatiana Paľovčíková Paládiová, Michal Onufer – Mihály Podkopájev, Juraj Hollý – Jaroslav Dvorský, Maksym Kutsenko – Anton Baculík, Viera Kállayová – Myroslava Havryliuk, Martin Kovács, Kristián Guttek, László Havasi, Ľubica Strapáčová – Silvia Ondočko, Ľubica Strapáčová – Silvia Ondočko, John Francis Tolia – Filip Doboš, John Francis Tolia – Filip Doboš, Pavol Cebák, Marko Andrejko – Martin Závadský

Anton Korenči graduated in stage directing and dramaturgy at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. He then worked as a lecturer at the Department of Directing and Dramaturgy. He cooperates with the Slovak National Theatre, the Košice National Theatre, Slovak Radio and Television, the Bratislava Puppet Theatre and The Alexander Duchnovič Theatre. In 2017, he founded AntiTeatro – an independent platform for professional performing art. Its founding and representative production was based on the essays of Elias Canetti’s Crowds & Power that was nominated by the Academy of Theatre-Makers for the 2018/2019 Production of the Season award. In 2020, he lectured online on for Stanford University on another AntiTeatro project, The Decline of the West. Since 2020, he is part of artistic management of the Košice National Drama Theatre.