Practical information

[columns amount="2"]Registration
Conference registration includes participation at all sessions and social events, as well as one ticket to all performances of your choice from the seven that are proposed.

Please indicate your choice on the registration form. Additional seats are available for purchase.

Please click here to download the registration form  >>

Members                                              After 31/10
■ first participant                  €300      €350
■ additional participants     €250     €300
■ first participant                    €600    €650
■ additional participants      €450     €500
Youth (under 30)                   €200     €230


Getting there
Via Brno airport

There are direct flights from London, Eindhoven and Moscow.
Opera Europa organised shuttle buses
■ Ostrava → Brno and airport (2h45) Sunday 12.00, 14.00

Via Vienna aiport
Opera Europa organised shuttle buses 
■ Vienna airport → Brno (2h30) Thursday 11.00, 13.00 and 17.00 Friday 11.00
■ Brno → Vienna airport  (2h30) Saturday 13.30
■ Hukvaldy → Vienna airport (3h) Sunday 12.00, 14.00

Via Prague
■ Coaches will take you to Brno but the highways are unpredictable so it is better to take the train.
■ There is a bus shuttle from airport to railway station and train goes every hour (all included in railway ticket).

Via Ostrava airport
Opera Europa organised shuttle buses 
■ Ostrava → Ostrava airport (45m)Sunday 12.00, 14.00

Check airport websites for connections to Brno. 

Hotels recommended by our hosts

(code : Opera Europa)

Barceló Brno Palace Hotel ****SUP

Šilingrovo náměstí 2/265, 602 00 Brno

Single deluxe rooms from 89€
Double deluxe rooms from 99€
Suites from 129€
(breakfast included)

Royal Ricc  ****
Starobrněnská 10, 602 00 Brno

Single rooms from 75€
Double rooms from 85€
Suites from 130€
(breakfast included)

Best Western Premier Hotel
International Brno ****

Husova 16, 659 21 Brno

Single rooms from 86€
Double rooms from 109€
Executive rooms from 190€
(breakfast included)

Grandhotel ****
Benešova 18-20, 602 00 Brno

Single rooms from 76€
Double rooms from 84€
Superior rooms from 88€
(breakfast included)

Mamaison Business & Conference Hotel Imperial
Tyršova 1250/6 702 00 Moravská Ostrava
Single rooms from 76€
Double rooms from 84€

Reservations :

The Folk Roots of Leoš Janáček Works

A Moravian evening specially curated to show conference delegates the folk roots of Janáček’s music in a short concert followed by a tasting of Moravian wines

Vĕc Makropulos (The Makropoulos Case)
Première of new production to open the Festival of Janáček’s extraordinary dystopian opera about the woman given the Makropulos ‘thing’ which extends her life by 300 years

Kronos Quartet 
Ground-breaking American Kronos Quartet bring a characteristically diverse and exploratory programme 
to the 2014 Festival

Čertova stĕna (The Devil’s Wall)
National Moravian-Silesian Theatre’s new production this year of Smetana’s last, darkest and most imaginative opera Devil’s Wall about the frustrations of a bachelor in search of love

Alice in bed
Ivo Medek’s multimedia chamber opera Alice in bed, premièred earlier this year, about a computer game designer who ‘must fight the world through the looking-glass’

Kat’a Kabanova
Janáček’s masterly opera Kat’a Kabanova based on Ostrovsky’s Storm about the tragedy of a young woman trapped in an unhappy marriage and a repressive society

Oper Graz’s acclaimed staging by Peter Konwitschny of Janáček’s first great success Jenůfa is the first guest production of the 2014 Festival




Following the Opera Europa festivities, the State Opera will present the latest production of Polish director Mariusz Trelinski, Salome on November 25, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. This modern, unique interpretation resonates an interesting perspective on the classic tale of religion, sexuality and power. Gun-Brit Barkmin, who has received critical acclaim for her role of Salome on stages all over the world, returns to Prague to perform the main role.

If you are interested in staying in the Czech Republic to see this exciting new production, please contact Don Nixon ( who will assist you in reserving your tickets and provide you with a list of hotels. Space is limited, so please let us know before October 31, 2014. More information about the production, team, cast and dates can be found at: about the

A Co-production with Teatr Wielki – Polish National Theatre in Warsaw.