April the Fool’s Day GALA

April the Fool’s Day GALA

The new SND building, Opera and Ballet hall
1. 4. 2019 19:00 h - 21:35 h

Theme: Denisa Macho
Dramaturgy: Pavol Smolík, Dušan Štefánek, Eva Gajdošová
Script: Pavol Smolík, Martin Vanek, Andrej Szabo
Choreographed by: Stanislav Fečo, Igor Holováč, Vladimir Malakhov, Vasilij Medvedev
Chorus Master: Pavel Procházka
Conductor: Dušan Štefánek
Directed by:  Pavol Smolík

SND Opera house:
Jana Bernáthová, Andrea Vizvári, Monika Fabianová, Róbert Remeselník, Pavol Remenár, Gustáv Beláček, Jitka Sapara-Fischerová, Denisa Šlepkovská, Igor Pasek, Juraj Peter, Michal Želonka, Miriam Rodriguez Brüllová
SND Ballet company: Klaudia Görözdös, Yuki Kaminaka, Tatum Shoptaugh, Andrej Szabo, Adrian Szelle, Damian Šimko
Presenters: Emil Leeger, Andrej Szabo
The insider: Martin Vanek
Guest star: Emília Vášáryová
Also featuring: SND Opera Orchestra and Chorus

April Fool´s Day concerts are held sporadically, but they do appear on stages with serious artistic intent. No kidding! April Fool´s Day GALA has indeed found its way into the SND programme. The intention is to join you, members of our audience, in enjoying listening to some of the finest music pieces and watch performances we are unable to present to you during the season, given our extensive repertoire. Hence, our Opera house and Ballet company joined forces to make the most of the April Fool´s Day.

What´s in store are brilliant pieces by Rossini, Donizetti or Mozart that rightly belong to the sphere of vocal equilibristics. We shall also serve you a tender dose of ballet romanticism, since sentimental drop of tear is just the other side of that driven by laughter. You will also experience hot-bloodied Spanish tornado! And our operatic chorus will surprise you to learn that there is plenty of amusement even in this area of art.

Our laboratory will also open itself to you in order to let you explore the world of theatre alchemy behind the scenes. Hence, you shall experience some artists as you´ve never seen them. And the crème de la crème is our special guest star Emília Vášáryová featuring as the operatic diva Maria Callas. Do join us for the night full of splendid music, dance – and indeed surprises!


Gioacchino Rossini Cinderella

Gioacchino Rossini Cinderella
Sextet (Questo è un nodo avviluppato)
Jana Bernáthová, Andrea Vizvári, Monika Fabianová, Róbert Remeselník, Pavol Remenár, Gustáv Beláček

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty
Pas de deux
Klaudia Görözdös, Adrian Szelle

Gioacchino Rossini L´italiana in Algeri
Duet Isabella and Mustafa (Oh, che muso, che figura)
Monika Fabianová, Gustáv Beláček

Gioacchino Rossini L´italiana in Algeri
Aria Mustafa (Gilà d´insolito ardore nel petto)
Gustáv Beláček

Cesare Pugni, Vasili Medvedev La Esmeralda
Pas de deux Diana and Acteon
Yuki Kaminaka, Tatum Shoptaugh

Gaetano Donizetti L´elisir d´amore
Aria Belcore (Come Paride vezzoso)
Pavol Remenár

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart The Abduction from the Seraglio
Duet Blonde and Osmin (Ich gehe, doch rate ich dir)
Jana Bernáthová, Gustáv Beláček


Bedřich Smetana The Bartered Bride
(Let us rejoice)
SND Opera Chorus

Adolphe Charles Adam, Marius Petipa Le Corsaire
Adagio from Pas de deux
Tatum Shoptaugh, Andrej Szabo

Terrence McNally Maria Callas Masterclass
Emília Vášáryová, Jana Bernáthová

Gerónimo Giménez Zarzuella
Pavol Remenár, Miriam Rodriguez Brüllová

Georges Bizet Carmen
Cigarette Girls scene
SND Opera Chorus

Augustin Lara Granada
Monika Fabianová

Giuseppe Verdi La forza del destino
Monika Fabianová, Denisa Šlepkovská

SND Opera Chorus

Giuseppe Verdi Falstaff
Finale (Tutto nel mondo è burla)
Jana Bernáthová, Andrea Vizvári, Denisa Šlepkovská, Jitka Sapara-Fischerová, Róbert Remeselník, Pavol Remenár, Gustáv Beláček, Igor Pasek, Juraj Peter, Michal Želonka