About the inscenation
The performance with elements of art-rock sensitively blended with baroque music and supported by stunning visual effects attracts family audiences, young listeners and classical music fans of all generations. It shone in thirty world capitals and won the favour of more than 150,000 enthusiastic spectators. VIVALDIANNO THE SHOW, a visually reimagined version, literally immerses the audience in the slightly chilling story of baroque genius Antonio Vivaldi, which is set in a glittering Venice. Thanks to the combination of 3D effects, modern choreography and interactive projections, the audience can look forward to a truly exceptional experience. The authors of the 3D projections and visuals are Czech animators from Incognito studio. They reflect the beauties of the baroque era and Venice while leaving a space for the viewer’s imagination by visualizing the music.
The new version of VIVALDIANNO, subtitled THE SHOW, surpasses the visual style of previous projects City of Mirrors and Reloaded. Comments Michal Dvořák, author of the project and famous Czech musician, producer and composer. “The incredible atmosphere of Venice full of lights that we have managed to create in this version will give the audience even stronger experience than the previous versions of the show and perfectly illustrate the story and music of Antonio Vivaldi. Antonio was very innovative and modern in his time. THE SHOW strives for up-to-date technical and visual innovation as Vivaldi himself might have done if he lived in our time. We try to enhance his musical emotions with contemporary means of expression, modern choreography and stage design with absolute respect for his work.” VIVALDIANNO is a concert with a story dedicated to the baroque genius Antonio Vivaldi. The libretto was written by lyricist, playwright and screenwriter Tomáš Belko.
In the English version available in the Theatre Hybernia, you will hear Pierce Brosnan, Hollywood star and 007 agent, as the narrator and the voices of other famous stars. In the Czech language, you can hear the captivating voice of famous Czech actor Jiří Dvořák. The other roles were played by Pavla Tomicová, Petr Štěpánek, Vilma Cibulková and Monika Timková. International guests will be able to listen to the English version using the Cinewav app, which can synchronise the spoken word with the live music production. The project has been newly adapted for the Hybernia Theatre under the direction of Michal Dvořák, co-author, producer and member of the LUCIE group, among others.
In the new version VIVALDIANNO THE SHOW, which had a premiere on March 31, 2023, the most significant Czech soloists were confirmed. Let’s name few of the main stars: Jiří Vodička, violin virtuoso and concertmaster of the Czech Philharmonic, multi-genre cellist Terezie Kovalová and solo violinist Martina Bačová. With a magical blend of string quartet, electric and acoustic guitars, samplers and synthesizers, percussion, ethnic instruments and sound effects, the show has a strong art-rock vibe. The concept of this 3D concert show blurs the differences between cultures and creates a “show without borders” that appeals to both Czech and foreign audiences of all generations.
Dive into a stunning and mysterious story and learn about the love affairs of one of the greatest musicians of all time.
For more information about the application Cinewav visit https://www.cinewav.com/.
The length of the show is 90 minutes. There is no break.
VIP tickets include a backstage tour, which also features a tour of the terrace with a beautiful view of Prague.
Strong smoke and lighting effects are used in the performance. We do not recommend visitors with asthma or other respiratory problems to sit in the front rows. The show might be unsuitable for people with epilepsy, heightened sensitivity to sharp lights or other neurological problems.
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
Voices (Czech language)
Voices (English language)
Bylo to něco neskutečného. An unforgettable experience. I wish the whole theatre many other satisfied spectators as we were.
I am 70 years old, and at first I thought it was quite audacious of Mr. Dvořák, and in a good way, to rewrite and adapt the work of Antonio Vivaldi in such a rock version, but I was literally blown away by how amazing it was . Thank you so much for an incredible experience.
Briefly and clearly said: this is a professionally conceived and performed show that is sure to be a success.
Vivaldi’s music, tastefully arranged into art-rock (by Michal Dvořák and Jiří Janouch), is played live to the text; all that was needed was to accentuate the baroque score’s motoric and add percussion and other necessary instruments. It is actually a musical without singers – on the musical level, the function is performed by two violins and a cello; the movement component is created by the dancers Adela Abdul Khaleg, Lucie Drábková, Vojtěch Rak, Dalibor Lekeš and Michal Toman from the Dekkadancers ensemble; the choreography (Viktor Konvalinka and Adela Abdul Khaleg) is sometimes too illustrative, as if it wanted to finish telling what was heard in the recited text. The performers dance with passion, perfectly, including acrobatic elements.
Solo parts were performed by Jiří Vodička and Martina Bačová on violin and Terezie Kovalová on cello. Their performance was absolutely sovereign, with precisely played figures and embellishments, often at an incredible tempo. Their reliable sound background and support was an instrumental ensemble, in a line-up common in popular music. The music was amplified, sometimes with reverberation.
Projections are an important part of the show, mostly exposing the architecture of Venice, Vivaldi’s city. The synchronization of sound and image uses the principle of Laterna Magica, but the resulting shape does not have the charm of the original model, it is just a technical principle adopted. The main artistic element is a static head of diabolic type, according to the prospectus the key visual, designed by Mike Jelínek. The same motive is also on the paper mask and on black t-shirt which are being sold in the merchandise. The demonic undertone becomes, who knows why, the main artistic characteristic of the show.