After the Prague Spring, Smetana‘s Litomyšl International Opera Festival is the oldest music festival and the largest open-air classical music festival in the Czech Republic.
Since 1949, a great music festival has been organized almost each year between the end of June and the beginning of July in Litomyšl, an old East-Bohemian town where Bedřich Smetana - the founder of Czech national music - was born. It mainly presents opera performances and concert versions of operas, but gala concerts, oratorios, cantatas and song evenings are also included - i.e. all those forms in which vocal artistry is dominating. Symphonic, instrumental or chamber music is not put aside either; ballet and cathedral or promenade concerts find their space here as well. Read More via SmetanovaLitomysl.