The Sell Out / Zaprodanec

opera about organization

for orchestra, choir, soloists & live cinema

 "Fly higher and be closer to your loved ones". Philosophical dramedy about everyday things from airport and aircraft life. John is a Pilot and Teacher of mankind, his intentions are pure. He works for AMOS which prompts him to update his "Pan-Application". He can't refuse, he has to save the mankind from confusion. The plot is taking place in modern days, we are watching characters, descendants of noble ideas, struggling with the daily pitfalls of even more complicated system.

Opera is loosely inspired by the work of John Comenius (1592-1670), the icon of the Czech culture, the "teacher of nations", who laid the foundations of didactics used in contemporary educational system. He advocated and basically invented the "school as a game" approach and called for system simplification of an overcomplicated world. Bit ironically, his textbooks and spiritual writings were sponsored mainly by Swedish military industry and count De Geer.

The main language of the opera is English.

Premiere performance team:

Music & libretto: František Chaloupka

Conductor: Bruno Ferrandis 

Director, stage design: Rocc 

Live Cinema: Tomáš Hlaváček

Dramaturge: Petr Jan Kryštof

Choirmaster: Jurij Galatenko

Choir: Canticum Ostrava

Orchestra: Ostravská banda

Premiere: June 27 2024, Festival NODO New Opera Days Of Ostrava 2024, Divadlo Antonína Dvořáka