Concert premiere - tuesday 31. 12. 2019,theater premiere - tuesday 1. 9. 2020second theater premiere - wednesday 2. 9. 2020in RockOpera Praha.
ABOUT THE OPERA
RockOpera Prague added another opera with a classical theme to its repertoire, the previous being Antigona, Oidipus Tyranus and 7 Against Thebes.
"The character of evil king Agamemnon is to be portrayed by Kamil Střihavka, for whom is the story of Troy pivotal. It is also his first time playing an antagonist in RockOpera Prague," says the executive director, singer and libretist Pavla Forest, who plays the clairvoyant Kassandra in Troy. There are also many other interesting actors in the play, for example Jan Toužimský, Honza Tláskal, Daniela Gildenlöw Langrová or Helena Kubelková.
"We didn't base the opera on a film adaptation nor a book - we were inspired by the actual legend of Troy, based on which we wrote a brand new script," describes Forest.
"I created something between desert music and metal for Troy. I like to combine ethno and hardcore music," adds art director, composer and keyboard player Milan Steigerwald.
The story of the discord between ancient Greek godesses and the beautiful Helena's suitors leading to a great war is directed by Irina Andreevna, who is also known for her work in the phenomenal Teatr Novogo Fronta. The group of historical and scenic fencers Burdýři appears in the opera as well.
Music: Milan Steigerwald, libretto: Pavla Forest, director: Irina Andreeva, choreography: Irina Andreeva, Zuzana Dovalová, Jakub Švec, assistant director: Eva Petrášková, lighting design: Michal Slunečko, sound design: Marek Ženkl, graphics: Michaela Fišerová, projections: Michaela Fišerová, Michal Klodner, costumes: Laura Vlčková, choir arrangement: Daniel Wunsch, orchestral arrangement: Richard Scheufler jr, stage master: Jana Eichlerová, media relations: Zdena Selingerová, Jiří Štraub, Tomáš Kopečný, PR, marketing: Kamila Valová, stage manager: Luboš Vayhel
of hunt Artemis: Eva
Urbanová, Achilles: Jan
Toužimský / Martin Sluka, Helena: Daniela
Gildenlöw Langrová, Paris: Honza
Tláskal, Kassandra: Pavla
of love Afrodité: Miroslava
of war Athéna: Veronika
strong man: Jiří
Bubeník, Faun: Matěj
Kohout, Nympha: Dasha
Jiroušková, Zuzana Dovalová, Johana Panenková, Prince
Macek, Priestesses: Alexandra
Šerá, Kateřina Jetmarová, Warriors: (skupina
scénického šermu BURDÝŘI): Jakub Švec, Alessandro Canini,
Letizia Penthesilea Fabbri, Frederico Colicio, Tadeáš
Rock, Troians: Petr
Novák / Ondřej Dlohoš, Viktor Artner, Timur Aidarbekov, Vladimír
Sluka, Martin Zběžek, Daughter
of Agamemnon: Barbora
Eichlerová, Choir: Choir
of the rock academy led by Michaela Květenská