The Actors' Association has announced the nominations for the 2023 Thalia Awards. Several of them were awarded to actors and singers from Brno theatres - Janáček Opera of the National Theatre Brno and the Brno City Theatre.
Jaroslav Březina was nominated in the opera category for the role of Herod in the opera Salome. The opera premiered on 17 June 2023 at the Janáček Theatre, with the production being directed by David Radok.
The musical scene has several nominees among its ranks. After last year's shortlisted nomination, actress Kristýna Daňhelová is adding a wider nomination to her success this year for her portrayal of the village girl Eliška in the original historical musical Nine Crosses. The musical, directed by Petr Gazdík, premiered on 24 September 2022.
In the musical category, the musical actor Libor Matouš was also shortlisted for nomination, thanks to his portrayal of the young Rob Cole, the main character in the musical The Physician - directed by Stanislav Moša. The premiere took place on 22 October 2022 at the Brno City Theatre. The BCT also received other nominations - in the male musical section, actor Milan Němec was shortlisted for the role of Miss Trunchbull in the musical Matilda. The piece premiered on 21 January 2023, and was directed by Petr Gazdík. Karolina Kabele is also nominated for the same musical for her performance in the title role of the supremely talented and well-read first-year pupil Matilda in the family musical of the same name.
Neither did the jury of the Actors' Association miss the performance of actress Esther Mert as the courageous girl Mary Cullen, the fatal love of Rob Jeremy Cole, in the aforementioned narrative musical The Physician (dir: Stanislav Moša) based on the bestselling novel Ranhojič by Noah Gordon. Last year's broader nomination in the field of musicals will be repeated this year by actor Lukáš Janota, who this time impressed as business traveller Edward Bloom in the mystical musical Big Fish, which premieres on 22 April 2023 and is directed by Stanislav Moša.