November13 2022 (Sun)
7:00 PM

Life the Killer

Prague Chamber Ballet

Na Vinohradech Theatre | Opera and Ballet

90 minutes | Available

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Date: November 13, 2022 | 19:00 (Sun)
Venue: Na Vinohradech Theatre
Duration: 90 minutes
Status: Available
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Two ballet performances with music of two great Czech composers: Josef Suk and Antonín Dvořák

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Music: Josef Suk (Serenade for Strings in E flat major, Op. 6)
Dance performance: 9 dancers

Dark slapstick comedy with a detective plot, loosely based on motives by the famous writer Agatha Christie. The gentle music of Suk’s Serenade in E flat major underlines a bitter story of one well-off family whose eldest member dies unexpectedly. All would be „in order” unless the death was a murder. 
The story is also a satirical sketch of family disputes in which the grief over the loss is quickly replaced by a mutual grudge, suspicions and, most importantly, the desire to inherit property. 


Music: Antonín Dvořák (Concert for Cello and Orchestra in B minor, Op. 104)
Dance performance: 8 dancers 

Antonín Dvořák composed his Concert in B minor for Cello and Orchestra during the third year of his stay in the United States. The composition was influenced by his increasing homesickness and sadness caused by the news about the worsening health of Josefina Kounic whom he loved as a young man. She died soon after he returned to his motherland and Dvořák, shattered, rewrote parts of the already finished music score...

A phenomenal British Cellist Jacqueline du Pré demonstrated her unique talent from a very young age. At the age of 10, she was already able to interpret difficult parts of many opuses in a virtuosic musicianship, Dvořák’s opuses among others.
Her star was shining bright, she received numerous awards, she was even honoured with the award of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.

At the age of 21, she met her fated love, the pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim. Together they managed to hold the entire music world in awe for several years. At the age of 25, however, Jacquelin started losing the feeling in her fingertips and slowly multiple sclerosis deprived her of being able to play her beloved instrument. She died at the age of a mere 42 years...


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