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Jakub Jan Ryba

Miroslav Kubička

The significant Czech composer Miroslav Kubička (1951) wrote his first opera based on the play The Shepherds' Night by Josef Bouček about the hard fate of the composer Jakub Jan Ryba.

  • Stage JK Tyl Theatre
  • Premiere Saturday, 14 October 2017
  • Age Category For everyone
  • Musical arrangement:
    Jiří Štrunc
    Conducted by:
    Jiří Štrunc,
    Jakub Zicha
    Directed by:
    Tomáš Ondřej Pilař
    Stage Design and Costumes:
    Aleš Valášek
    Light Design:
    Antonín Pfleger
    Projection:
    Petr Hloušek
    Script Editor:
    Zbyněk Brabec
    Choirmaster:
    Zdeněk Vimr
    Assistant director:
    Jakub Hliněnský
    Musical preparation:
    Maxim Averkiev,
    Ahmad Hedar,
    Martin Marek
    Prompter:
    Eliška Ulrychová
    Stage manager:
    Petra Tolašová

The play was first introduced in the world premiere to mark the Year of Czech Theatre at the National Theatre in Prague on 17 March 1983 and had more than 100 reruns. The popular play which had been shown in other Czech theatres and also made into a film became the basis for Kubička's opera which also includes Ryba's favourite composition, the Czech Christmas Mass 'Hey Master' from 1796 that has become the integral part of Czech Christmas celebrations. We will present the opera in a world premiere also as a tribute to Jakub Jan Ryba who was born in Přeštice, south of Pilsen.

Premiere on 14 October 2017 at the Grand Theatre

Jakub Jan Ryba
Autor fotografií: Martina Root | © DJKT