OPERA
THE KISS
Bedřich Smetana
Repetition Feb 2, 2022, 6.30 PM
Antonín Dvořák Theatre
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THE KISS - Repetition Feb 2, 2022

Bedřich Smetana

Repetition Feb 2, 2022, 6.30 PM - Antonín Dvořák Theatre

Opera in two acts from 1876

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Libretto by Eliška Krásnohorská (1847–1926)
Musical preparation Marek Šedivý
Stage director Jiří Nekvasil
 
The Kiss is the sixth opera by Bedřich Smetana. This brilliant Czech composer had been already deaf when he composed the piece. The plot is not complicated at all. A young widower Lukáš, who has a kid, is supposed to marry Vendulka, but they both are stubborn. As soon as they meet, they argue about the kiss, which Vendulka does not want to give to Lukáš in honour to the deceased. Lukáš comes under Vendulka’s windows with other girls to humiliate her. In the end, he regrets and apologizes to Vendulka. She forgives him and wants to kiss him, but it is Lukáš who turns his head. Finally, they fall into each other's arms. The Kiss is one of Smetana's most popular operas, the NDM has already staged ten times. It was often played during the occupation as its "Czechness" helped to maintain national consciousness. When Czech theatres reopened after the war, the Ostrava ensemble began on 19 May, 1945, right with this particular opera – and The Bartered Bride followed a few weeks later.
The newest production of Smetana’s The Kiss directed by Jiří Nekvasil is a part of the Smetana Opera Cycle 2024, an essential NDM project that will culminate in the jubilee year with a ceremonial show where all eight Smetana’s operas are to be performed along with a range of accompanying events. Thus, Ostrava should become a unique meeting place for domestic and foreign performers, experts and lovers of Smetana's music in the spring 2024. The audience will also have the opportunity to get acquainted with those operas by Bedřich Smetana that are not commonly seen on stage today.
 
The production is being prepared for presentation within the complete cycle of Smetana's operas / Smetana's opera cycle in 2024
Performed in the Czech original with English subtitles

Premieres on 12 and 13 June 2021 at the Antonín Dvořák Theatre
 

 

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Luciano Mastro (Lukáš, a young widower), Marta Chila Reichelová (Barče, a maid), František Zahradníček (Paloucký)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Veronika Rovná (Vendulka, his daughter), Luciano Mastro (Lukáš, a young widower), Svatopluk Sem (Tomeš, his brother-in-law)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Veronika Rovná (Vendulka, his daughter), Anna Nitrová (Martinka, Vendulka's old aunt), Václav Morys (Officer)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Veronika Rovná (Vendulka, his daughter), Marta Chila Reichelová (Barče, a maid), Svatopluk Sem (Tomeš, his brother-in-law), Luciano Mastro (Lukáš, a young widower), František Zahradníček (Paloucký), Anna Nitrová (Martinka, Vendulka's old aunt)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
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Anna Nitrová (Martinka, Vendulka's old aunt), Veronika Rovná (Vendulka, his daughter), František Zahradníček (Paloucký)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Veronika Rovná (Vendulka, his daughter), Anna Nitrová (Martinka, Vendulka's old aunt)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Veronika Rovná (Vendulka, his daughter)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Luciano Mastro (Lukáš, a young widower), Jakub Kopecký (Scéna)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Veronika Rovná (Vendulka, his daughter), Luciano Mastro (Lukáš, a young widower)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
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Josef Škarka (Matouš, an old pash), Jakub Kopecký (Scéna)
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Lucie Kaňková (Barče, a maid), Jiří Rajniš (Tomeš, his brother-in-law), Martin Gurbaľ (Paloucký), Martin Šrejma (Lukáš, a young widower), Josef Škarka (Matouš, an old pash)
Photo by: Martin Popelář