This monumental and historical drama is not only a celebration of the glorious Slavic past but also a compelling musical drama with an intriguing inner world of the main characters. The ruler Svätopluk faces a dilemma: to stand up for a new Christian future or to give in to the pagans, follow the legacy of Rastislav or hold on to his power at all costs? His inner self is also tormented by the personal drama of a ruler who committed grave moral misdeeds on his way to power. The reconciliation with God and with his conscience comes as the culmination of the drama at the end in the form of prophetic sovereign wisdom and benevolence. However, the new production by the director Roman Polák also addresses issues prevailing in contemporary society. Are we going to stand up for our freedom and a sustainable future, or are we going to give way to those who cannot see even a few steps ahead?
The fundamental historical theme returns to the Slovak National Theatre Opera stage as part of the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Slovak Republic in a new, visually powerful and philosophical concept.
The duration of the performance is approximate, as the preview has not been held yet.