The Devil and Kate

26.02.2022 - 31.05.2022

Opera in three acts in Czech language. A family opera by Antonín Dvořák based on the Czech folk fairy tale about the wise Jirka, the cheeky Káča and the cunning devil Marbuel.

In The Devil and Káča, Antonín Dvořák has masterfully combined the musical worlds of folk dance and song with the Wagnerian method of character motifs. The music of the work is full of excitement and colour, and its thrilling take-off is intensified by unique dynamic effects. The fantastic and folk scenes are contrastingly characterized with extraordinary theatrical sensitivity. During the peak period of his career, Dvořák composed this opera in a unified musical flow, with almost no separate arias, duets or ensembles, and he emphasised the role of the orchestra with a number of spectacular dance numbers. An excellent example of this is the famous Infernal Dance.

✨ Performers:

Káča – Katarína Flórová
Her mother – Jitka Sapara-Fischerová
The Devil Marbuel – Michal Onufer
Jirka the Sheepdog – Ondrej Šaling
Priestess – Jolana Fogašová
Lucifer – Jozef Benci
Maid – Adriana Banásová
Devil Vrátný – Juraj Peter
The Devil Watchman – Martin Ešek
Marshal – Vladimir Streltsov
Musician – Jiří Zouhar

✨ Staging team:
Musical design, conductor – Martin Leginus
Director – Zuzana Fischer
Set, costumes – David Janosek
Lighting design – Daniel Tesař, Jan Tranta
Choreography – Zuzana Lisoňová, Tereza Kmotorková
Chorus Mistress – Zuzana Kadlčíková
Dramaturgy – Jozef Červenka

🎻 Orchestra and choir of the Slovak National Theatre Opera, conducted by Martin Leginus

Venue: Slovak National Theatre, Pribinova Street, Bratislava

Performance dates:
Saturday 26 February 2022, 7:00 p.m. – 9:10 p.m.
Sunday 27 February 2022, 17:00 h – 19:10 h
Tuesday 1. March 2022, 19:00 h – 21:10 h
Saturday 28. May 2022, 18:00 h – 20:10 h
Tuesday 31. May 2022, 11:00 h – 13:10 h
Start time: 19:00 h
Admission: 20 €

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Venue

Slovenské národné divadlo, Pribinova, Old Town, Slovakia

Price

20 EUR

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