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Opera at the National Theatre

19 November, 2013

A Night at the Opera: "The Two Widows"

Prague National Theatre--

"Opera is where a guy gets stabbed in the back, and instead of dying, he sings.” -Robert Burns


Anyone who's been to an opera can probably relate to the above quote. The world of opera is one in which anything is possible, assuming someone can sing about it.

With opera in mind, UPCES has arranged for an excursion to the National Theatre for a performance of the famous opera "The Two Widows" by Czech Composer Bedřich Smetana.

"The Two Widows" is a founding work of modern Czech opera, and a permanent part of the world’s operatic repertoire. The composer Smetana is one of the country's most important musical contributors.

We will see the performance in the very same theatre it premiered in 1874: Prague's Narodni Divadlo ("National Theatre"), a masterpiece of architecture and one of the most important Czech cultural institutions.

Learn more about "The Two Widows" here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Two_Widows

 

DETAILS:

Date: Thursday, November 21st
Meeting at the National Theater at 6:20pm
Attire: Dressy-casual to semi-formal
Run-time: 2 hours and 20 minutes
Language: Czech with English subtitles
More info on the Facebook Event Page