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The Adventures of Mr Brouček, 1983, Programme Cover

 The Excursions of Mr. Brouček to the Moon and to the 15th Century to show its full title of Leoš Janáček’s fifth opera, based on two Svatopluk Čech novels. Mr. Brouček (translated as “Mr. Beetle”) is a Philistine landlord in Prague who experiences a series of fantastic events as he is swept away (due in large part to excessive drinking) 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. This print is taken from the programme cover from the 1983 revival run.