After fifteen months, the fundamental part of the extensive reconstruction of Janaček Theatre has ended. The spectator returned to the renovated premises on Saturday 17 November and enjoyed the performance of the Cunning Little Vixen after the necessary pause.
The marble wall between the wings of the central staircase is one of the fundamental changes which the theatre underwent during the reconstruction. Barely noticeable engravings in broad daylight change into Leoš Janáček´s handwriting and names of his operas during the night under the light of original chandeliers. In addition to that, a brand new buffet was established on the ground floor.
Every part of the more than fifty years old building underwent a gradual reconstruction and renovation. Even original lights, stained glass by the side stairs and floor areas on every floor were renovated. Also the facings in restrooms got the original green-blue color, the premises for ladies were extended at the expense of one VIP lounge which was not used. The original splendor will be given back to the original furniture, dressing rooms, auditorium, walls, and railings.
All works are not finished yet. The builders will now move from the premises for spectators to the premises for actors. The performers will have to operate in confined conditions. The works are still being done on the choir´s studio or the small ballet hall. The works should be completely finished in Autumn next year.