The Summer Stage at Bishop’s Court will once again present open-air theatre

16 February 2023, 10:00
The Summer Stage at Bishop’s Court will once again present open-air theatre

For the fourteenth year now, the space under the Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul comes alive with productions from the Brno Municipal Theatre (MdB). This year, the MdB will start its summer performances at the beginning of June and will stage a total of 29 performances of seven different titles in the Bishop’s Court. The traditional summer stage will open with the world premiere of the original production Crocodile from Svratka or Mozart in Brno by Stanislav Slovák, Jan Šotkovský, and Petr Štěpán.

The summer production of the Brno City Theatre’s productions at the Bishop’s Court in the inner grounds of the Moravian Museum will run from 3 June to 11 July 2023, starting at 8:30 pm (outdoors and in all weather conditions). The MdB performances will kick off the 14th Summer at the Bishop’s Court – a series of programmes by Brno institutions and others.

The MdB’s series of performances will open with the world premiere of the original production Crocodile from Svratka or Mozart in Brno by the creators Slovák / Šotkovský / Štěpán, which will present a cross-section 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 you know them”, but also in original and distinctive rock and jazz arrangements. All this with the powerful, symphonic sounding MdB orchestra. The main axis of the plot will be a thrilling detective story concerning Mozart’s visit to Brno in 1767, which will also explain where the crocodile, also known as the “Brno dragon”, really came from.



Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Stanislav Slovák, Jan Šotkovský, Petr Štěpán

music-theatre mystifying ballabile, world premiere

Directed by: Stanislav Slovák

On the programme: 3-9 June and 9-11 July 2023


Edmond Rostand

romantic poem

Directed by Stanislav Moša

Performers: Igor Ondříček, Svetlana Janotová, Kristian Pekar, Michal Isteník, Viktor Skála, Oldřich Smysl, Eva Jedličková, Stanislav Slovák, Jan Mazák, and others.

On the programme: 11-13 June 2023


Klára Latzková, Igor Ondříček

paintings from the life of two Czech queens

Directed by: Igor Ondricek

Performers: Barbora Goldmannová, Lucie Bergerová, Aleš Slanina, Martin Mihál, Jiří Mach, Marek Kolář, Robert Jícha, Marek Hurák, and others.

On the programme: 17-20 June 2023


Božena Němcová, Petr Ulrych

musical fairy tale

Directed by: Igor Ondricek

Performers: Aleš Slanina, Kristian Pekar, Jakub Uličník, Petr Halberstadt, Eliška Skálová, Jiří Mach, and others.

On the programme: 22-24 June 2023



a comedy where money comes first

Directed by: Stanislav Moša

Performers: Boleslav Polívka, Kristian Pekar, Svetlana Janotová nebo Andrea Zelová, Jiří Mach, Alena Antalová, Michal Isteník, Dagmar Křížová, Jan Mazák, Zdeněk Junák, and others.

On the programme: 27-29 June 2023


Karel Svoboda, Zdeněk Podskalský, Jiří Štaidl, Eduard Krečmar

legendary Czech musical

Directed by: Igor Ondricek

Performers: Hana Holišová or Ivana Vaňková, Petr Štěpán, Lukáš Janota, Jiří Mach, Aleš Slanina, and others.

On the programme: 1-3 July 2023


Vratislav Blažek, Zdeněk Podskalský, Evžen Illín, Vlastimil Hála, Karel Cón

immortal Czech comedy with songs

Directed by: Stanislav Slovák

Performers: Michal Isteník, Petr Halberstadt, Jakub Uličník, Markéta Sedláčková, Pavla Vitázková, Barbora Remišová nebo Andrea Zelová, and others.

On the programme: 5-7 July 2023

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