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Witty. Satirical. Off-beat.

Janáček The Excursions of Mr Brouček

Sir Simon Rattle


Tuesday 6 May 2025 • 7pm

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Leoš Janáček
The Excursions of Mr Brouček (2 hours 10 mins)
(concert performance with surtitles)

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Peter Hoare Brouček
Aleš Briscein Mazal/Blankytný/Petřík
Lucy Crowe Málinka/Etherea/Kunka
Gyula Orendt Sakristán/Lunobor/Domšík
Lukáš Zeman Svatopluk/Würfl/Čaroskvoucí/Ratsherr
Clara Nadeshdin Číšníček/Wunderkind/Student
Linard Vrielink Skladatel/Harfoboj/Miroslav
Arttu Kataja Artist/Dohuslav/Vojta

London Symphony Orchestra

The concert will finish at approximately 9.35pm, including a 20-minute interval (timings subject to change).

Concert repeated on Sunday 4 May 2024.


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The Concert

Janáček’s hilarious satire about art, lunar travel, nationalism – and sausages. 

The Music

The ‘hero’ of Janáček’s 1920 satire is the sausage- and beer-guzzling Brouček, a complacent, commitment-averse landlord. Over two acts he travels to both the moon and the 15th century. Thinking the grass will be greener both times, Brouček finds himself out of step with the communities he encounters, almost fatally so at one point. He ends up learning nothing, yet manages to claim he saved his homeland from disaster. Janáček’s colourful score and vividly-drawn characters are perfect for this uproarious, off-beat story. 

The Performers

Sir Simon Rattle expertly leads the LSO and choruses through the twists and turns of the plot, with Peter Hoare brilliantly bringing the drunken Brouček to life.

In the orchestra is the gossamer web of a dream, the mystery of a lunar landscape and gloominess of long-past ages.
Leoš Janáček

This production is made possible by LSO Opera Giving Circle. Find out more.

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