The Janáček Brno 2022 Festival brings a dramaturgy focused on a theme that was very fundamental to the formation of Janáček’s personality and work – the relationship to Slavic culture. Panslavism, an idea that was already causing considerable controversy among Czech artists and intellectuals, was a major theme throughout the 19th century, and Janáček, like many intellectuals of the time, was strongly influenced by it.
With its focus on Slavic culture, the Janáček Brno 2022 Festival will recall this important aspect of Janáček’s thinking and understanding of cultural values. The subtitle of the festival, very relevant today, is the motto Quo Vadis. The festival will also be a meeting of the best Czech conductors Jakub Hrůša, Tomáš Hanus, Tomáš Netopil and Marko Ivanović.