The Chap-Book
Opera

The Chap-Book

Bohuslav Martinů

Premiere performances: 25 and 26 June 2020

The National Theatre

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    June

    Thursday 25. 6.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    1. premiere

    Basic information

    Venue

    The National Theatre

    Premiere

    June 25, 2020

    The new production of Martinů’s playful ballet-féerie The Chap-Book is primarily intended for the whole family.

    Bohuslav Martinů’s choral ballet 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. 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 Puss in Boots, The Fairy Tale of the Cobbler and Death, The Legend of Saint Dorothy and The Fairy Tale of Cinderella.

    Creatives

    Musical preparation
    Jaroslav Kyzlink
    Stage director
    Petr Zuska
    Light design
    Daniel Tesař
    Chorus master
    Pavel Vaněk
    Chorus master of the Kühn's Children's Choir
    Jiří Chvála
    Dramaturgy
    Beno Blachut

    About

    National Theatre Orchestra and Chorus Prague
    Philharmonic Children’s Choir Dancers

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

    More than three decades since its previous staging, Martinů’s highly popular piece will return to the National Theatre in an adaptation by Petr Zuska, a superlative creator and dancer, former long-time artistic director of the Czech National Ballet, which will be conducted by Jaroslav Kyzlink, the music director of the National Theatre Opera.

    Practical information

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