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Bedrich Smetana
kiss

Folk opera in two acts

2.11 Public rehearsal, admission 90, - CZK


Spout is in sixth opera by Bedrich Smetana. Premiered on November 7, 1876. The Kiss was a new "national" opera based on folk traditions and the environment is representative of the Czech countryside, as well as typical Czech soul. Smetana people so devoted melodic work, to understand the broad masses and their character following the very successful Bartered Bride. The premiere was received with enthusiasm and respect for Smetana was enhanced by Kiss composed already dead. Kiss after Bartered Bride second most played Smetana's opera, but also one of the most played operas in the Czech lands at all.
Libretto: Elizabeth Krásnohorská
Musical arrangement: Tomas Hanak
Conductor: Tomas Hanak Petr Šumník
Directed by: Martin Dubovice, j. H.
Chorus master: Lubomir Hellová
Scene: Martin Víšek, j. H.
Costumes: Elizabeth Zapletalova, j. H.
Assistant Director: Petr Hloužek
Musical preparation: Milada Jedličková Lucie Kaucká
Stage manager: Radek Vojtech

Cast:
Paloučku Father: George Pribyl / David Szendiuch
Vendulka, his daughter: Lenka Cafourková - Ďuricová, jh / Elena Gazdíková
Luke, a young widower: Jakub Rousek / Milan Vlcek
Tomes, his brother-in-law: Martin Štolba / Jakub Tolaš, jh
Martinka, old aunt Vendulčina: Vaclav Krejci Housková / Magda Málková
Barca, maid at Palouckých: Barbara Sabella / Olga Jelínková
Matthew, old Pasir: Vladislav Zápražný / Jiri Kucera
Constable: Ondřej Dolezal