OPERA
THE DEVIL’S WALL
Bedřich Smetana
Premiere Jun 12, 2014, 6.30 PM
Antonín Dvořák Theatre
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THE DEVIL’S WALL

Bedřich Smetana

Premiere Jun 12, 2014, 6.30 PM - Antonín Dvořák Theatre

Comic Romantic Opera in three acts written in 1882

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“My opera will be a puzzle for many critics...,” noted down Smetana during his work on The Devil’s Wall, which is a remarkable piece full of scenic and musical fantasy. It is a collage of Romantic flow, comicality, inner emotions of arias and duets, craftiness of musical ensembles, choruses, dissonance, and a concise account of the upcoming music of the 20th century.

The libretto was written by Eliška Krásnohorská, who was inspired by an old legend. It is a story of a devil that seeks his own profit and tries to prevent mister Vok from getting married and from preserving his family line. In his music, Smetana added to the story some strong autobiographical aspects. The music depicts his desire for love, hope, personal happiness, social rehabilitation, and destruction of his devil’s wall – the wall created by his deafness, tormenting hallucinations, and madness creeping into his life and killing him slowly.

Sung in Czech with Czech subtitles   

 

Date Time Stage Type Detail Tickets
Jun 12, 2014 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatrePremiereshow detail
Jun 14, 2014 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák Theatre2nd premiereshow detail
Jun 17, 2014 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Jun 20, 2014 9.00 PMRepetitionshow detail
Jun 21, 2014 9.00 PMRepetitionshow detail
Oct 9, 2014 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Oct 24, 2014 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Nov 11, 2014 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Nov 22, 2014 7.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Dec 6, 2014 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Dec 11, 2014 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Jan 4, 2015 5.00 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Jan 21, 2015 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Jan 25, 2015 3.00 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Feb 6, 2015 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Mar 11, 2015 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
May 5, 2015 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Jan 16, 2016 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Jan 22, 2016 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Jan 30, 2016 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail

The play is no longer in our repertoire.

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Luciano Mastro (Jarek), Marianna Pillárová (Katuška)
Photo by: Daniel Jäger
Marianna Pillárová (Katuška), Dana Burešová (Hedvika), Martin Bárta (Lord Vok)
Photo by: Daniel Jäger
Dana Burešová (Hedvika)
Photo by: Daniel Jäger
Lucie Kašpárková (Katuška)
Photo by: Daniel Jäger
Václav Morys (Michálek), Martin Bárta (Lord Vok), Kateřina Jalovcová (Záviš), Luciano Mastro (Jarek)
Photo by: Daniel Jäger
Martin Bárta (Lord Vok)
Photo by: Daniel Jäger
Václav Morys (Michálek), Martin Bárta (Lord Vok)
Photo by: Daniel Jäger
Eva Dřízgová-Jirušová (Hedvika), Václav Morys (Michálek), Kateřina Jalovcová (Záviš)
Photo by: Daniel Jäger
Václav Morys (Michálek), Zdeněk Plech (Beneš)
Photo by: Daniel Jäger
Peter Mikuláš (Rarach, the devil)
Photo by: Daniel Jäger
Sbor baletu NDM

Photo by: Daniel Jäger
Martin Bárta (Lord Vok), Eva Dřízgová-Jirušová (Hedvika)
Photo by: Daniel Jäger
Ulf Paulsen (Rarach, the devil), Jan Vacík (Michálek)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Marianna Pillárová (Katuška)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Luciano Mastro (Jarek), Dana Burešová (Hedvika)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Lucie Kašpárková (Katuška), Aleš Briscein (Jarek), Peter Mikuláš (Rarach, the devil)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Martin Bárta (Lord Vok), Michaela Zajmi (Záviš)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Scéna Davida Baziky

Photo by: Martin Popelář
Ulf Paulsen (Rarach, the devil), Petra Perla Nôtová (Katuška), Ivan Kusnjer (Lord Vok), Kateřina Jalovcová (Záviš)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Ulf Paulsen (Rarach, the devil), Martin Gurbaľ (Beneš)
Photo by: Martin Popelář