The Adventures Of Mr. Broucek

 The Excursions of Mr. Brouček to the Moon and to the 15th Century is the complete title of Leoš Janáček’s fifth opera, based on two Svatopluk Čech novels, Pravý výlet pana Broučka do Měsíce and Nový epochální výlet pana Broučka, tentokráte do XV. století. The librettists for Part 1 were František Gellner, Viktor Dyk, František Sarafínský Procházka and others, while Part 2 was written by F. S. Procházka.

This two-part satirical opera was premiered at the National Theatre in Prague on April 23, 1920, the only Janáček opera not premiered in Brno.

Mr. Brouček is a Philistine landlord in Prague who experiences a series of fantastic events as he is swept away first to the moon and then to 15th-century Prague, during the Hussite uprising against the Holy Roman Empire in 1420. In both excursions, Brouček encounters characters who are transformed versions of his earthly acquaintances.

Due to the popularity of the original novels by the iconic Czech writer, Svatopluk Čech, the opera was met with much scrutiny. Janáček experienced a number of setbacks in the creation and rehearsal of the work, especially in dealing with librettists. The composer’s aim in The Excursions of Mr.

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