Tomorrow There'll Be... - A one act opera in fourteen scenes with a libretto inspired by the political trial of Milada Horáková. At the start of Milada Horáková's trial was the Communists' totalitarian attempts to remove all non-Communist heroes of the anti-fascist resistance; at its end was the gallows with four hanged people and countless other ruined lives in a trial that saw barefaced and conspicuous manipulation. The central character of the opera is not Milada Horáková, but her trial - moving ineluctably towards the murder of Horáková and many of her co-accused, it bears the features of ancient tragedy.
At a time when other artists are resting on their laurels, Červená shows she is still a major figure, capable of launching herself with courage, remarkable energy, professionality and dignity into new projects. "Tomorrow There'll Be..." is the event of the season. It disturbs our conscience and is an achievement worthy of the top European theatres.
(by Radmila Hrdinová, Právo)
Červená, who metamorphosises into different forms, modulates her delivery in such a way as to distinguish perfectly between the harsh mechanical recitation of the arrest protocol, the cynical and contemptuous prosecutor's speech, the desperate and abject plea for mercy by Horáková's father and daughter and the softly conciliatory and determined words of Horáková. These parts of the opera are perhaps the most compelling.
(by Věra Drápelová, MF Dnes)
I know a little about the historical situation and the story of Milada Horáková. The opera was extremely striking, with great emotional power. The production was exceptional. I liked the concentration of the actors and the way in which they perceived the text, the music and the action on stage. I was very surprised by the set design, the use of colour and light, and I was captivated by the directing and the music. I would like people in New York and Paris to have the chance to see this opera.
(by Robert Wilson)
Also taking part:
Kühnův dětský sbor, Canti di Praga, instrumentální soubor PurPur