About Festival

NODO - New Opera Days Ostrava  is a biennial festival exploring new possibilities in music-theater, including premieres of works composed specifically for the festival. Its 3rd biennial will take place from June 27 - 30, 2016 at a wide range of Ostrava venues – two opera houses (the traditional Antonin Dvořák Theater and the modern Myron Theater, cultural center Cooltour as well as Ostrava alternative industrial spaces such as Coal Mine Hlubina. NODO is organised by Ostrava Center for New Music and National Moravian Silesian Theatre.

Festival will feature six operas by composers from the Czech Republic (Petr Cígler, Petr Kotík), Hungary (György Ligeti), Great Britain (Richard Ayres), Greece (Iannis Xenakis), and a Polish-Iran partners (Martyna Kosecka and Idin Samimi Mofakham). There will be two world premieres (Cígler and Kosecka / Mofakham), the premiere of a staged version of opera by Richard Ayres, and two Czech premieres (Xenakis, Ligeti).