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Aleš Březina



brezina_topAleš Březina (1965)

studied musicology at universities in Prague and Basel. Since 1994 he has been the Director of the Bohuslav Martinů Institute in Prague. He restored the first version of Martinů’s opera The Greek Passion which premiered at the Bregenzer Festspiele in Austria, co-produced by the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. Březina is Chair of the Editorial Board of the Bohuslav Martinů Collected Critical Edition and Programme Director of Prague’s Bohuslav Martinů Festival. Březina has composed music for a number of theatre productions (e.g. The Makropulos Case, National Theatre Prague, 2010, directed by Robert Wilson, King Lear, National Theatre Prague, 2011, directed by Jan Nebeský; The Marriage of Figaro, National Theatre Prague, 2012, directed by Michal Dočekal) and films (e.g. I Served the King of England, 2007, directed by Jiří Menzel; Kawasaki’s Rose, 2010, directed by Jan Hřebejk). He is the co-author of two documentary films Bohuslav Martinů: Return from Exile and Martinů and America. For Soňa Červená he completed a full-length opera on the political show trial of Milada Horáková Tomorrow There Will Be… (libretto co-written by Jiří Nekvasil) which was premiered at The National Theatre Prague in 2008. The production was awarded the Alfréd Radok Award as the opera production of the year and few months after its premiere shown at the International Theatre Festival Divadelná Nitra.


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