OPERA
BETROTHAL IN A DREAM (Verlobung im Traum)
Hans Krása
Repetition Mar 16, 2022, 6.30 PM
Antonín Dvořák Theatre
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BETROTHAL IN A DREAM (Verlobung im Traum) - Repetition Mar 16, 2022

Hans Krása

Repetition Mar 16, 2022, 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 the novella Uncle’s Dream by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (1821–1881) from 1858
Author of the song A Dream About a Game of Billiards Max Brod (1884–1968)
Musical preparation Marek Šedivý
Stage director Jiří Nekvasil
 
Today I was with Mr. Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
Presented to me as a novelist,
who wants to write the story of Zina.
And after all, it was intriguing enough.
 
Our spectators may remember the composer Hans Krása in relation to the children’s opera Brundibár. Nevertheless, Hans Krása, whose works ended in the Terezín Ghetto same as works of many other composers of Jewish origin, had composed Betrothal in a Dream many years earlier. The plot, which is inspired by the novella Uncle’s Dream by the nineteenth-century classical Russian writer F. M. Dostoevsky, brings us to a small, mid-nineteenth-century Russian town. The protagonists are introduced with a comic exaggeration within the story. The plot takes place in a house of Maria Alexandrovna who tries to marry her daughter Zina off well. For this reason, it is so convenient that an old Prince appears back in town. Nonetheless, there is a young diplomat Pavel, Prince’s relative, who loves Zina, and Zina wants to marry a poor, sick teacher Fedya. The plot, in which a dream forms an essential part, has a surprising point…

Betrothal in a Dream premiered in the New German Theatre—today’s Prague State Opera—in 1933. Directed by Karel Drgáč and in co-production with the Mannheim National Theatre, the opera appeared in the Prague State Opera’s repertoire again in 1994.

Our theatre stages the work for the first time by means of which the so-called Terezín Cycle shall be opened. The aim of the cycle is to remind and stage works of three composers who were transported to Terezín and murdered in Auschwitz later.
 
Performed in German with Czech and English subtitles
 
Premieres on 17 and 19 February 2021 at the Antonín Dvořák Theatre.
 
 
 
The production is staged in coproduction with the National Theatre and forms a part of the project Musica non grata. Supported by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Prague.
 
Performances in the Prague State Opera are scheduled for 19 and 20 November 2022.
 
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Oct 12, 2022
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Feb 15, 202210.00 AMAntonín Dvořák TheatreVeřejná generální zkouškashow detail
Feb 17, 20226.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatrePremiereshow detail
Feb 19, 20226.30 PMAntonín Dvořák Theatre2nd premiereshow detail
Mar 4, 20226.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Mar 16, 20226.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Apr 24, 20223.00 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
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Nov 16, 20226.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Nov 20, 20227.00 PMStátní opera PrahaRepetitionshow detail
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Anita Jirovská (Barbara), Miroslava Časarová (Zina)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Miroslava Časarová (Zina)
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Marta Infante (Marja Alexandrovna), Irena Parlov (Nastasja), Miroslava Časarová (Zina)
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Irena Parlov (Nastasja), György Hanczár (Paul)
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Miroslava Časarová (Zina), Marta Infante (Marja Alexandrovna)
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Miroslava Časarová (Zina), Marta Infante (Marja Alexandrovna)
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Anita Jirovská (Sofia Petrovna), György Hanczár (Paul), Miroslava Časarová (Zina)
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Miroslava Časarová (Zina), György Hanczár (Paul), Irena Parlov (Nastasja)
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Irena Parlov (Nastasja), György Hanczár (Paul), Miroslava Časarová (Zina)
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Martin Bárta (Prince)
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György Hanczár (Paul), Martin Bárta (Prince)
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Marta Infante (Marja Alexandrovna), Hana Dobešová (Sofia Petrovna)
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Martin Bárta (Prince), Marta Infante (Marja Alexandrovna), Hana Dobešová (Sofia Petrovna)
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Martin Bárta (Prince)
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Marta Infante (Marja Alexandrovna)
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Miroslava Časarová (Zina), Martin Bárta (Prince)
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Miroslava Časarová (Zina)
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Roman Vlkovič (Archivist)
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Členové souboru baletu NDM a

Veronika Rovná (Zina)
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Monika Jägerová (Barbara), Veronika Rovná (Zina)
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Veronika Rovná (Zina)
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Jorge Garza (Paul), Roksana Wardenga (Nastasja), Veronika Rovná (Zina)
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Veronika Rovná (Zina), Jorge Garza (Paul)
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Pavol Kubáň (Prince), Roksana Wardenga (Nastasja), Veronika Rovná (Zina), Lucie Hilscherová (Marja Alexandrovna)
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Veronika Rovná (Zina), Lucie Hilscherová (Marja Alexandrovna)
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Veronika Rovná (Zina), Lucie Hilscherová (Marja Alexandrovna)
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Veronika Rovná (Zina)
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Lucie Hilscherová (Marja Alexandrovna), Veronika Rovná (Zina), Pavol Kubáň (Prince)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Pavol Kubáň (Prince), Lucie Hilscherová (Marja Alexandrovna), Roksana Wardenga (Nastasja), Veronika Rovná (Zina), Jorge Garza (Paul)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Lucie Hilscherová (Marja Alexandrovna), Pavol Kubáň (Prince)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Pavol Kubáň (Prince), Lucie Hilscherová (Marja Alexandrovna)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Veronika Rovná (Zina), Jorge Garza (Paul)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Roksana Wardenga (Nastasja), Veronika Rovná (Zina), Jorge Garza (Paul)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Jorge Garza (Paul), Pavol Kubáň (Prince)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Jorge Garza (Paul), Pavol Kubáň (Prince)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Pavol Kubáň (Prince), Jorge Garza (Paul)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Pavol Kubáň (Prince), Jorge Garza (Paul)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Členové souboru baletu NDM

Photo by: Martin Popelář
Sbor opery NDM a

Jorge Garza (Paul), Pavol Kubáň (Prince), Lucie Hilscherová (Marja Alexandrovna), Monika Jägerová (Sofia Petrovna), Roksana Wardenga (Nastasja)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Veronika Rovná (Zina), Pavol Kubáň (Prince)
Photo by: Martin Popelář