“Death solves all problems. No man, no problem.”
The opera about monument to Stalin and the tragic fate of its sculptor. Otakar Švec, a renowned sculptor, although he did everything to achieve the opposite, he wins the competition for the construction of a monumental sculpture in Letná. The dramatic fate of a man whose monument destroyed his life. The original musical-theatrical work by the composer Jiří Kadeřábek depicts the bizarre history of the fifties of the last century.
What’s inside the programme?
The complete libretto of the opera in Czech, an interview with the authors and creators – Katharina Schmitt, Lukáš Jiřička, Jiří Kadeřábek and Patricia Talacko, period photographs and a chapter devoted to the fate of the monument in Letná and its creator, you will find out what Ferdinand Peroutka told about the monument Radio Free Europe and the special circumstances surrounding the liquidation of the monument itself.
Language: bilingual, both Czech and English version
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Národní divadlo
Format: 65 pages, 210 x 130 x 5 mm, paperback