The Lord in White, or No Haunts Left for Ghosts

Based on Oscar Wilde’s “The Canterville Ghost,” this opera relocates the plot to the Czechoslovak village of Satalice at then of the golden 1920s. A confrontation between a modern American lifestyle and the vanishing habits of the “happy Czech home” represented by an old castle and its ancient ghost creates plenty of comic situations. The main action centres on a love story between the American ambassador’s daughter Elinor and Count George, the castle’s previous owner. A wide variety of influences, ranging from Mozart to jazz to Moravian folk songs, enrich the Zeitoper genre. 

Audience: adult, children 6+

About the company

The National Moravian-Silesian Theatre with a seat in Ostrava is the biggest and oldest professional theatre in the Moravian-Silesian Region and the biggest cultural institution established by the Statutory City of Ostrava. It is the only theatre in Moravia with four artistic companies—opera, drama, operetta/musical, and ballet—that regularly perform at the Antonín Dvořák Theatre, Jiří Myron Theatre, and the Theatre "12". The theatre was established in 1919 and through the widely approached ambitious dramaturgy of all four artistic companies is affected by the intention to address the widest possible audience of all generations and interests.

Theatre / company

National Moravian-Silesian Theatre/ Národní divadlo moravskoslezské

Czech title

Bílý pán aneb Těžko se dnes duchům straší


Jaroslav Křička


Ondřej Havelka


Ondřej Havelka (movement director)


Jaroslav Křička


Juraj Bajús

Stage design

Martin Černý

Costume design

Jana Zbořilová

Length of the performance

165 minutes

Stage area


Number of travelling persons



Subtitles available , Czech


Adult , Children


Soňa Zapletalová