Baroque opera for children The gratulation opera by the Imperial Deputy Kapellmeister based on the libretto by Pietro Pariati was dedicated to Marianna Pignatelli, Countess of Althann, on the occasion of her name day.
Baroque pantomime The Alchemist by Georg Friedrich Händel, which premiered at the Royal Theatre in London, was originally intended as stage music for the comedy by Benjamin Johnson. In the Facka Theatre production, it is a humorous concept of the general essence of the alchemist’s character: the search for the elixir of eternal youth and the mystery of gold production. It is related to the pantomime Arion in its theme of immortality and an immense desire for wealth.
Baroque opera The score of the Latin serenade celebrating the name of Count Johann Adam Questenberg (1678-1752) is stored in the archives of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna. In terms of scope and quality, it is the best preserved opera by the Jaroměřice Count’s butler and Kapellmeister, František Antonín Míča (1696 – 1744).
Two neo-Baroque operas The ancient myth about a fair young man named Endymion was a popular theme in all eras because of its strong message with respect to art, immortality, and youth. A Latin opera of the same name was performed at the court of the Olomouc bishop, Cardinal Wolfgang Schrattenbach, in Kroměříž on 12 September 1727.
Carnival Baroque opera The Latin carnival opera Facetum musicum dated 1738 has been preserved in the Cistercian monastery in Osek in North Bohemia. An unknown author wrote an antique anecdote about the philosopher Diogenes, seeking people of common sense with a lantern in broad daylight, on the occasion of a carnival festivity.