The National Moravian - Silesian theatre

The Kiss

The Kiss is the sixth opera by Bedřich Smetana. This brilliant Czech composer had been already deaf when he composed the piece. The plot is not complicated at all. A young widower Lukáš, who has a kid, is supposed to marry Vendulka, but they both are stubborn. As soon as they meet, they argue about the kiss, which Vendulka does not want to give to Lukáš in honour to the deceased. Lukáš comes under Vendulka’s windows with other girls to humiliate her. In the end, he regrets and apologizes to Vendulka. She forgives him and wants to kiss him, but it is Lukáš who turns his head. Finally, they fall into each other's arms. The Kiss is one of Smetana's most popular operas, the NDM has already staged ten times. It was often played during the occupation as its "Czechness" helped to maintain national consciousness. When Czech theatres reopened after the war, the Ostrava ensemble began on 19 May, 1945, right with this particular opera – and The Bartered Bride followed a few weeks later.

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Smetanovské vlaky - Jízdenka na operu z Prahy do Ostravy - ZDE (VLAKY BUDOU VYPRAVENY NA TATO PŘEDSTAVENÍ: 4. května 2024 – Braniboři v Čechách, 7. května 2024 – Dvě vdovy, 9. května 2024 – Hubička, 11. května 2024 – Čertova stěna)

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Thursday

5/9/2024


6:30 PM


Divadlo Antonína Dvořáka

Ostrava


340 - 480 CZK

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ABOUT PERFORMANCE

The Kiss is the sixth opera by Bedřich Smetana. This brilliant Czech composer had been already deaf when he composed the piece. The plot is not complicated at all. A young widower Lukáš, who has a kid, is supposed to marry Vendulka, but they both are stubborn. As soon as they meet, they argue about the kiss, which Vendulka does not want to give to Lukáš in honour to the deceased. Lukáš comes under Vendulka’s windows with other girls to humiliate her. In the end, he regrets and apologizes to Vendulka. She forgives him and wants to kiss him, but it is Lukáš who turns his head. Finally, they fall into each other's arms. The Kiss is one of Smetana's most popular operas, the NDM has already staged ten times. It was often played during the occupation as its "Czechness" helped to maintain national consciousness. When Czech theatres reopened after the war, the Ostrava ensemble began on 19 May, 1945, right with this particular opera – and The Bartered Bride followed a few weeks later.

The production is being prepared for presentation within the complete cycle of Smetana's operas / Smetana's opera cycle in 2024The newest production of Smetana’s The Kiss directed by Jiří Nekvasil is a part of the Smetana Opera Cycle 2024, an essential NDM project that will culminate in the jubilee year with a ceremonial show where all eight Smetana’s operas are to be performed along with a range of accompanying events. Thus, Ostrava should become a unique meeting place for domestic and foreign performers, experts and lovers of Smetana's music in the spring 2024. The audience will also have the opportunity to get acquainted with those operas by Bedřich Smetana that are not commonly seen on stage today.

Performed in the Czech original with English subtitles

CAST AND CREATIVE

Conductor: Jiří Habart
Nabucco: Aleš Jenis
Abigail: Maida Hundeling
Fenena: Alžběta Vomáčková
Ismaele: Luciano Mastro
Zaccaria: František Zahradníček
High priest of Bel: Roman Vlkovič
Abdallo, Babylonian soldier: Václav Morys
Anna, Zaccaria's sister: Denisa Bílá
Photo: Martin Popelář

Conductor: Adam Sedlický, Marek Šedivý
Otec Paloucký: Martin Gurbaľ, František Zahradníček
Vendulka, jeho dcera: Veronika Rovná, Lívia Obručník Vénosová
Lukáš, mladý vdovec: Luciano Mastro, Martin Šrejma
Tomeš, jeho švagr: Jiří Rajniš, Svatopluk Sem
Martinka, stará teta Vendulčina: Lucie Hilscherová, Anna Nitrová
Barče, služka u Palouckých: Lucie Kaňková, Marta Reichelová
Matouš, starý pašíř: Josef Kovačič, Josef Škarka
Strážník: Václav Čížek, Václav Morys
Jitřenka: Karolína Beňová, Stela Machová, Zuzana Smrčková, Nela Starková

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Length 150 minutes
Czech subtitles
English subtitles
Music
Bedřich Smetana

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