Concert

The Chap-Book - concert

Bohuslav Martinů
The National Theatre
For the whole family
Musica non grata
Czech Classic
For children

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    December 2020

    Tuesday 8. 12.
    19:00

    Canceled
    Musica non grata

    Basic information

    Venue

    The National Theatre

    Approximate running time

    1 hour 45 minutes, 1 intermission

    Language

    In Czech, subtitles in Czech, English

    A concert performance of Bohuslav Martinů’s choral ballet, which is made up of a loose sequence of fairy tales, folk games and nursery rhymes, inspired by collections of Karel Jaromír Erben and Božena Němcová, popular folk poetry and tales, and medieval street theatre.

    Cast

    • 2020-2021

    Creatives

    Chorus master
    Pavel Vaněk
    Chorus master of the Kühn's Children's Choir
    Petr Louženský
    Dramaturgy
    Beno Blachut

    About

    National Theatre Chorus and Orchestra
    Prague Philharmonic Children's Choir

    Špalíček (The Chap-Book) is framed by a cycle of children’s games and scenes from rural life (The Water Sprite Game, The Cockerel and Hen Game, The Golden Gate Game, and others), interspersed with The Fairy Tale of the Cobbler and Death, The Legend of Saint Dorothy and The Fairy Tale of Cinderella.

    Martinů’s ballet The Chap-Book received its world premiere in 1933 at the National Theatre in Prague, with a production choreographed by Joe Jenčík, one of the most distinguished avant-garde dance figures of the first Czechoslovak Republic.

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    Practical information

    Where to buy tickets

    When purchasing online, we will send you an E-ticket by e-mail. You can pick up printed tickets in person at any of our box offices.

    Parking at the National Theater

    While visiting The National Theatre and the New Stage You can use nearby secure car parks:
    Kotva department store (Revoluční 1/655, Prague 1), then walk along Králodvorská street to Ovocný trh.
    Palladium department store (Na Poříčí 1079/3a, Prague 1), then walk along Králodvorská street to Ovocný trh, or to the Powder Gate through Celetná street to Ovocný trh.

    From the beginning of April 2020, the underground car park is closed due to reconstruction. The length of the reconstruction is estimated at a year and a half.

     

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