War and Peace

Lev Nikolajevič Tolstoj

War and Peace


One of the greatest pieces of world literature

The new SND building, Drama hall
31. 5. 2023 10:00 h - 13:00 h

Tolstoy (1828 – 1910), a genius writer and interesting thinker – philosopher, if you will – is an indubitable authority of worldwide impor tance whose works enjoy permanent interest. The epic novel War and Peace (1869) is perhaps chief among these. In a certain sense, War and Peace is the Universe that we breathe – and that we sometimes cannot breathe in. For what else is human history than an endless cycle of war and peace, and what else does humanity realise in the aftermath of terrifying battles and wars, which had been looked forward to as the solutions to all our problems? For what else is our private life, if not a quest for happiness and love, studded by so many romantic and dramatic episodes? And what else is our lot, if not to understand our mission in the world while bearing the knowledge that we are tied so closely with Great History, which often, without mercy, steers and even defines our paths?

Running time: 3 hrs with one interval

Première June 9, 2018
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Production Team

Translated by Roman Olekšák
Stage text adaptation and directed by Marián Amsler
Direction by Marián Amsler
Stage design Juraj Kuchárek
Costumes Marija Havran
Choreography Assistance Stanislava Vlčeková


The narrator Martin Šalacha
Pierre Bezuchov Milan Ondrík
Andrej Bolkonskij Ján Koleník (as a guest)
Prince Bolkonsky, his father Richard Stanke
Liza, Andrej's wife Anežka Petrová
Maria, Andrej's sister Dominika Kavaschová Petra Vajdová
Nataša Rostovová Jana Kovalčiková
Countess Natália Rostovová, her mother Ingrid Timková
Nikolaj Rostov Richard Autner
Anatol Kuragin, Pierre's friend Ladislav Bédi (Student, Academy of Performing Arts)
Feďa Dolochov Ondrej Kovaľ
Napoleon Bonaparte Adam Jančina (as a guest)
Tsar Alexander I Dávid Uzsák (as a guest)
Mikhail Kutuzov, general Dušan Jamrich
Karatajev, a farmer in Bogučarov Erik Žibek (Student, Academy of Performing Arts)
Soňa Rostovová, Natasha's cousin Dana Droppová (Student, Academy of Performing Arts)
Helena Kuraginová, Anatole's sister Kristína Spáčová (as a guest)
Amélie Bourienne, Mary's companion Sára Polyáková (Student, Academy of Performing Arts)
Boris Drubetsky, Nikolai's friend Jakub Švec (Student, Academy of Performing Arts)
Prostitutes / maids / peasant women / ladies at the ball Sandra Ľasoková (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Alexandra Lukáčová (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Timea Rošková (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Romana Ondrejkovičová (as a guest) Viktória Jurištová (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Michaela Trokanová (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Viktória Šuplatová (Student, Academy of Performing Arts)
Soldiers / servants / peasants / gentlemen at the ball Dušan Ambróš (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Jakub Janotík (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Erik Žibek (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) László István Béhr (as a guest) Jakub Švec (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Kristián Baran (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Tadeáš Bolo (Student, Academy of Performing Arts)