September28 2021 (Tue)
7:00 PM

The Chap-Book

Choral music by Bohuslav Martinů

The National Theatre in Prague | Opera and Ballet

105 minutes | Available

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Date: September 28, 2021 | 19:00 (Tue)
Venue: The National Theatre in Prague
Duration: 105 minutes
Status: Available
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Choral music to the ballet inspired by folk poetry and collections of popular Czech writers

In Czech, Czech and English subtitles

A concert performance of Bohuslav Martinů’s choral ballet, created of a loose sequence of fairy tales, folk games and nursery rhymes, inspired by collections of Karel Jaromír Erben and Božena Němcová, popular folk poetry and tales, and medieval street theatre.

Špalíček (The Chap-Book) is shaped by a cycle of children’s games and scenes from rural life (The Water Sprite Game, The Cockerel and Hen Game, The Golden Gate Game, and others), interspersed with The Fairy Tale of the Cobbler and Death, The Legend of Saint Dorothy and The Fairy Tale of Cinderella.

Martinů’s ballet The Chap-Book received its world premiere in 1933 at the National Theatre in Prague, with a production choreographed by Josef Jenčík, one of the most distinguished avant-garde dance figures of the first Czechoslovak Republic.

Performed by: 

National Theatre Chorus and Orchestra
Prague Philharmonic Children's Choir


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  • The price includes service fee of 3,7 € (100,- CZK)
  • No discounts are provided. 
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  • The program may be subject to change.

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