Brno: Mahenovo Divadlo

Country: Czech Republic (Ceská Republika)
City: Brno (Brünn)
Location: Malinovsky Square

Built 1881-1882 as "Deutsches Stadttheater" for the city of Brünn by Ferdinand Fellner & Hermann Helmer at the site of a previous theatre (built 1771, destroyed by a fire in 1870). 1250 seats. Opened 30 Oct 1882 with Goethe's "Egmont". The theatre had the first fully electrical lighting system on the European continent, installed by Edison's assistent, Francis Jehl. Since 1918, home to the local Czech opera company and renamed "Divadlo na hradbách" (Theatre on the Ramparts). Also known as "Narodní divadlo" (National Theatre). During the German occupation 1939-1945 used for German and Czech performances. 1945 renamed Janáckova Opera, 1946 renamed Janáckovo Divadlo. After the building of a new opera house in 1965, mainly used for drama performances and renamed in honour of the Czech author and playwright, Jirí Mahen. 1971-1978 renovation. 1987 opening of "Diavdélko na hradbách", a studio theatre under the main stage of the theatre.

Notable world premieres:

  • Leos Janácek: Kat'a Kabanova (23 Nov 1921)
  • Leos Janácek: Príhody Lisky Bystrousky ("The cunning little vixen", 6 Nov 1924)
  • Leos Janácek: Sarka (11 Nov 1925)
  • Leos Janácek: Vec Makropoulos (18 Dec 1926)
  • Leos Janácek: Z Mrtvého Domu ("From the House of the Dead", 12 Apr 1930)
  • Leos Janácek: Osud (25 Oct 1958)

Link: www.ndbrno.cz

[Brno: Mahenovo Divadlo] Front Text: "Gruss aus Brünn. Stadttheater"
Publisher: Verlag von Heinrich Epstein in Brünn
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Brünn to Luhaschowitz (Moravia), 1899 (? - postmark hardly legible)

[Brno: Mahenovo Divadlo] Front Text: "Brünn, Stadttheater"
Publisher: Edgar Schmidt, Dresden und Budapest
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Brünn to Hilversum (Netherlands), 1913 (? - postmark hardly legible)

[Brno: Mahenovo Divadlo] Reverse Text: "Brünn, Stadttheater. Carl Weiß pinx."
Publisher: B. K. W. S. Künstler-Postkarte
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Brno to Jamlitz (Germany), postmark illegible

[Brno: Mahenovo Divadlo] Front Text: "Brünn, Stadttheater"
Publisher: Hermann Seibt, Meissen, 1908
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Kunzendorf (Germany) to Meissen (Germany), postmark illegible (1912?)

[Brno: Mahenovo Divadlo] Front Text: "Zuschauerraum des Brünner Stadttheaters. (Eröffnet am 14. November 1862. - Fassungsraum 1250 Personen.)"
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Brno: Mahenovo Divadlo] Front Text: "Brünn. Prunkstiege im Stadttheater"
Publisher: Ascher & Redlich, Brünn Size: Classic
Type: Divided Back
Sent: from Brno to Cottbus (Germany), between 1908 and 1918 [postmark illegible]

[Brno: Mahenovo Divadlo] Reverse Text: "Brün, Theater, Hauptstiege"
Publisher: Ascher & Redlich, Brünn Size: Classic
Type: Divided Back
Sent: from Brno to Budapest (Hungary), 1918

[Brno: Mahenovo Divadlo] Reverse Text: "Brno, Narodní divadlo, Janáckova opera"
Publisher: Orbis, Praha
Type: Real Photo
Size: Classic
Sent: to Praha [postmark illegible]

[Brno: Mahenovo Divadlo] Reverse Text: "Brün, Theater; Brno - Divadlo"
Reverse handwritten text: dated 31 Jan 1943
Publisher: Metropol
Size: Classic
Type: Divided Back
Sent: Not sent.

[Brno: Mahenovo Divadlo] Reverse Text: "Brno, Státní divadlo, Gosudarstvenny Teatr, Staatstheater, State Theatre, Théâtre d'Etat"
Publisher: Nakladatelstvi Orbis, Praha
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Brno: Mahenovo Divadlo] Reverse Text: "Brno, Janáckova opera"
Publisher: Orbis; 8-5 O 59133 F 280646
Size: Modern
Not sent.
[Brno: Mahenovo Divadlo] Reverse Text: "Brünn, Stadttheater"
Publisher: Sudetendeutshce Landsmannschaft e. V., München
Size: Modern
Not sent.

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