About the inscenation
One man, one truth, one sun, one religion, one love, one country, one question, one answer, and yet it revolves… What are You able to sacrifice?
It took three thousand years to find a man who proved that the movement of the sun across the sky is only apparent, that in reality the sun is stationary, and it is the Earth that is rotating. In 1564, a man was born in Florence who stopped the sun for good. The man’s name was Galileo Galilei.
Big love, big truth, a thrilling story full of twists and turns and a romantic struggle of an individual against society. Janek Ledecký’s musical directed by Šimon Caban is one of the best original Czech musicals. It offers the audience a powerful dramatic story and exceptional vocal performances and songs that have become hits since their first performance. Galileo is backed by a powerful story in which audiences will find everything they love to see in musicals.
VIP tickets include a backstage tour, which also features a tour of the terrace with a beautiful view of Prague.
Please note that seats in the 1st row have limited space for legs. If you for any reason need more space, we kindly ask that you choose another row to sit in. Thank you for your understanding.
Creatives and Cast
The fate of Galileo Galilei, one of the most important and famous astronomers, philosophers and physicists closely associated with the scientific revolution, is certainly an interesting topic, especially when focusing on his repeated struggle with the inquisition and the inquisitorial courts for illegally publishing scientific opinions. The best thing that can the Galileo musical offer is the music and lyrics by Janek Ledecký. Several songs became hits during the time of the musical’s greatest fame, such as the solo songs I’ll Never Give Up (Nikdy to nevzdám) and Tracks (Stopy), or the duet Stars in Your Eyes (Hvězdy v očích tvých), as well as other excellent songs, such as The Ship Sails On (Loď pluje dál) or Undo, Giordano (Odvolej, Giordano) will easily stay in the audience’s head even after leaving the theatre. All of them are united by the typical musical handwriting of Janek Ledecký; moreover, thanks to those sixteen years and the fact that many viewers are already familiar with them from previous productions, the music provides a stable foundation for this musical.
Choosing Tomáš Novotný for the title character was a really great move. He gave Galileo energy and his singing is like a balm to the soul. You will enjoy especially his version of Tracks (Stopy).