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Concert

Smetana Gala

Bedřich Smetana

Gala Concert celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Bedřich Smetana’s Birth

The National Theatre
The Year of Czech music
Concert

Basic information

Venue

The National Theatre

Approximate running time

3 hours 45 minutes, 2 intermission (40 minutes, 20 minutes) minutes

Notice for the audience

We would like to inform the audience that the concert will be filmed and broadcast by Czech Television and Czech Radio. By attending the concert, the theatre-goer gives his/her consent to his/her image being captured during the making of an audio-visual recording of the concert and to the recording made in such a manner being used in broadcasts of the concert or part thereof.

Dress code: Black Tie Optional

Associated event
Smetana Party at the National Theatre piazzetta

Cast

  • 2023-2024
  • 2024-2025

Creatives

Dramaturgy
Beno Blachut

Under the lead of Robert Jindra, Music Director of the National Theatre Opera, and two other world-renowned Czech conductors - Tomáš Netopil and Jiří Rožeň, and Slovak conductor Rastislav Štúr we will be conveyed to the time when Bedřich Smetana shaped the Czech musical landscape and opera scene. Accompanied by the National Theatre Orchestra, one of the oldest orchestras in the Czech Republic, whose roots date back to the Provisional Theatre (Prozatimní divadlo), the outstanding soloists from the Czech Republic and Slovakia, together with the National Theatre Chorus, will take us through the world of Smetana's compositions. 

Bedřich Smetana, an important musical authority and composer, is inseparably linked with the development of Czech music, opera and the National Theatre. As a composer and the first Kapellmeister of the Provisional Theatre, he shaped the musical environment and the opera ensemble of the time, which eventually became the basis for the expanded ensemble running in the coveted representative building of the National Theatre.


Programme

Festive Overture in C majorRobert Jindra

The Brandenburgers in BohemiaRobert Jindra
Act I, Scene 3., Jaký to shon…, Scene 4., A slaďounké milování                    
Ludiše: K. Kněžíková, Tausendmark: S. Sem
Act II, Scene 6., Ó jak tu krásné přírody zjevy, Děčana: Š. Pučálková    

ViolaRastislav Štúr
Act I, Scene 1, 2, 3                                 
Viola: K. Jalovcová, Sebastian: M. Zajmi, Antonio: P. Mikuláš, Marko: F. Zahradníček, Rybář: P. Kubáň, Chorus

DaliborTomáš Netopil
Act II, Jak je mi…, Milada: D. Burešová                            
Act II, Nebyl to on zas…, Dalibor: R. Samek                
Act II, Vem tento chudý dárek, …. Ó nevýslovné štěstí lásky,
Milada: D. Burešová, Dalibor: R. Samek 

Intermission 1

The Bartered BrideRobert Jindra
Overture                                        
Nuže milý chasníku… Znám jednu dívku, Jeník: A. Briscein; Kecal: P. Mikuláš 
Až uzříš, komus koupil nevěstu… Jak možná věřit, Jeník: R. Samek
Och, jaký to žal… Ten lásky sen, Mařenka: S. Zámečníková    
            

The Two Widows Rastislav Štúr
Act II, Když zavítá máj, Ladislav: A. Briscein                           
Act II, Scene 2, Není pochybností více…, Karolína: A. Kučerová, Anežka: K. Kněžíková    
    

The KissJiří Rožeň                                       
Act II, Scene 2, Já nešťastník… Kdybych věděl, jak svou vinu smýt, Lukáš: A. Briscein
Act II, Scene 3, Ten mě prohnal… Jen odpros ji…, Lukáš: A. Briscein, Tomeš: P. Kubáň
Act II, Scene 7, Skřivánčí píseň, Barče: S. Zámečníková    

The SecretRobert Jindra
Act II, Overture and Scene 1, Jsem žebrák…Nač o tom dále bádat, Kalina: A. Plachetka        
Act II, Scene 5, Tak plane láska pravá, Róza: Š. Pučálková                    
Act II, Scene 6, Já, panno Rózo, Bonifác, Róza: Š. Pučálková, Bonifác: P. Kellner, Kalina: A. Plachetka
Act II, Scene 7, Jsem hotov, odhodlán, Kalina: A. Plachetka, Róza: Š. Pučálková, Bonifác: P. Kellner    

Intermission 2

The Devil's WallTomáš Netopil
Act I, Scene 6, Jen jediná mě ženy krásná tvář, Vok: A. Plachetka                
Act II, Scene 1, Jen klid... Kam prchnout…, Jarek: A. Briscein                     
Act II, Jen hajej, holátko…, Rarach: P. Kellner                        
Act III, Scene 5, Tiše, kradmo, tiše, Chorus                             

LibušeRobert Jindra
Act II, Scene 2, Můj ujec zval mě k hrobu otcovu, Chrudoš: P. Kellner, Krasava: A. Poláčková, Radmila: M. Zajmi, Šťáhlav: A. Briscein, Lutobor: P. Mikuláš
Act II, Já ale zůstanu… Ó, vy lípy, Přemysl: S. Sem                    
Act III, Buď tobě chvála… Prophecy, Libuše: M. Porubčinová, Krasava: A. Poláčková, Radmila: M. Zajmi, Šťáhlav: A. Briscein, Přemysl: S. Sem, Radovan: P. Kubáň, Chrudoš: F. Zahradníček, Lutobor: P. Mikuláš, Chorus

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Practical information

Where to buy tickets

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