War and Peace

Lev Nikolajevič Tolstoj

War and Peace


One of the greatest pieces of world literature

The new SND building, Drama hall
30. 9. 2023 19:00 h - 22:00 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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Subtitles: en

Production Team

Translation Roman Olekšák
Stage text adaptation and directed by Marián Amsler
Stage Director Marián Amsler
Stage Design Juraj Kuchárek
Costumes Design 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 Kristián Baran (as a guest)
Anatol Kuragin, Pierre's friend Ladislav Bédi (as a guest)
Feďa Dolochov Ondrej Kovaľ
Napoleon Bonaparte Adam Jančina (as a guest)
Tsar Alexander I Dávid Uzsák (as a guest)
Mikhail Kutuzov, general Ivan Vojtek
Karatajev, a farmer in Bogučarov Erik Žibek (as a guest)
Soňa Rostovová, Natasha's cousin Dana Droppová (as a guest)
Helena Kuraginová, Anatole's sister Kristína Spáčová (as a guest)
Amélie Bourienne, Mary's companion Sára Polyáková (as a guest)
Boris Drubetsky, Nikolai's friend Jakub Švec (as a guest)
Prostitutes / maids / peasant women / ladies at the ball AnnaMária Janeková (as a guest) Sandra Ľasoková (as a guest) Alexandra Lukáčová (as a guest) Timea Rošková (as a guest) Romana Ondrejkovičová (as a guest) Viktória Šuplatová (as a guest) Soňa Fábryová (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Laura Jankurová (as a guest)
Soldiers / servants / peasants / gentlemen at the ball Erik Žibek (as a guest) László István Béhr (as a guest) Jakub Švec (as a guest) Tadeáš Bolo (as a guest)