OPERA
BETROTHAL IN A DREAM (Verlobung im Traum)
Hans Krása
Premiere Feb 13, 2021, 6.30 PM
Antonín Dvořák Theatre
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BETROTHAL IN A DREAM (Verlobung im Traum)

Hans Krása

Premiere Feb 13, 2021, 6.30 PM - Antonín Dvořák Theatre

Opera in two acts from 1930

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Libretto by Rudolf Fuchs and Rudolf Thomas
based on novella Uncle’s Dream by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (1821–1881)
Musical preparation Marek Šedivý
Stage director Jiří Nekvasil
 
Our spectators may remember the name of Hans Krása in relation with children’s opera Brundibár. The author, whose work was ended in Theresienstadt ghetto just like works of many other composers of the Jewish origin, composed the opera Betrothal in a Dream many years earlier. The plot, inspired by the novella Uncle’s Dream written by a classical writer of the nineteenth-century Russian literature, brings us to the setting of a Russian small town in the mid-19th century. In the story, which is similar to Gogol’s The Government Inspector, the characters are introduced with comic exaggeration. The plot takes place in a house of Maria Alexandrovna, who tries to marry her daughter Zina well. For this reason, she chose a rich and random traveller called Prince. However, young diplomat Pavel is in love with Zina and moreover, she wants to marry poor and ill teacher Fedor. The plot, in which a dream is an essential part, has a surprising point…
The opera premiered at the New German Theatre in 1933. It came back to the building of today’s State Opera in 1994, and it was created by Karel Drgáč in coproduction with the Mannheim National Theatre.
The NDM introduces this staging for the first time. With this piece, we open so-called Terezín cycle, in which works of other composers, who spent their lives in Theresienstadt and were murdered in concentration camps, will be introduced.
 
Performed in the German original with Czech and English subtitles

Premieres on 13 and 14 February 2021 at the Antonín Dvořák Theatre
 
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Date Time Stage Type Detail Tickets
Feb 13, 2021 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatrePremiereshow detail
Feb 14, 2021 4.00 PMAntonín Dvořák Theatre2nd premiereshow detail
Feb 19, 2021 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Mar 9, 2021 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Mar 13, 2021 7.00 PMStátní opera PrahaRepetitionshow detail
Mar 14, 2021 7.00 PMStátní opera PrahaRepetitionshow detail
Mar 18, 2021 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Apr 6, 2021 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Apr 25, 2021 3.00 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
May 7, 2021 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Jun 2, 2021 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail