Prague National Theatre Extends Contract of Artistic Director Through 2028

By David Salazar

The Prague National Theatre has agreed to extend the contract of Artistic Director Per Boye Hansen.

Hansen, who is Artistic Director of the National Theatre Opera and State Opera, has been extended through July 31, 2028.

The Norwegian leader previously held the position of Artistic Director of the Norwegian National Opera, General and Artistic Director of the Bergen International Festival, and casting director of the Komische Oper Berlin, among several other positions.

“We especially appreciate the transformation of the soloist ensemble, which now includes numerous young and talented singers and is able to perform a very broad repertoire of opera works under the guidance of experienced and renowned but also young and perspective directors. We are proud to have presented the visionary project Musica non grata, which seems even more important today than we might have originally thought,” said Jan Burian, the Director General of the National Theatre in an official press statement.