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Karel Svoboda, Jiří Štaidl, Eduard Krečmar, Zdeněk Podskalský, Zdeněk Podskalský Jr.

KARLSTEJN NIGHT

A well-known Czech musical


Karlstejn Night, a famous Czech film musical was filmed by director Zdeněk Podskalský in 1973 based on the same-named theatrical play by Jaroslav Vrchlický. Some well-known songs by composer Karel Svoboda and song-writer Jiří Štaidl come from this film, in Waldemar Matuška’s and Helena Vondráčková’s rendition. The opera and operetta ensemble of the Moravian Theatre Olomouc studied the theatrical version of this Czech cinematography gem, under the direction of Dagmar Hlubková who has directed a very successful musical Sugar or the operetta Ball in the Opera.