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30 October 2021
Praha (Prague)
(Czech Republic)

Midsummer night's dream 'live'
Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra and Choir conducted by Jan Kučera - Kongresové Centrum Praha (Prague Congress Centre)

Program Info:
To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the world-famous and many award-winning puppet film A Midsummer Night s Dream by famous painter and sculptor Jiří Trnka, JV Classics has prepared its renewed premiere with live accompaniment by the Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra and Choir led by Jan Kučera.Projection of the movie with orchestra. Don´t miss out this unique autumn experience.

The role of narrator will be taken over by the popular actor Petr Štěpánek, who will personally retell Kainar's poetic text based on W. Shakespeare's classics of the same name. The spoken word is perfectly connected with live music on stage in order to add another enchanting dimension to Trnka's immortal and still fresh masterpiece.

From its beginnings, the project has been a huge challenge for the entire large implementation team. Very demanding preparations included the adaptation of the scores of the famous film musician Václav Trojan as well as the adaptation of the original film for performance with live music by the Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra and Choir under the direction of conductor Jan Kučera. As a result, however, it is a completely unique and comprehensive experience of one of the most important works of Czech cinema. Our great wish and goal has always been to convey to children, especially the forgotten beauty and poetics of the genius Jiří Trnka in conjunction with the masters of the word - Shakespeare, Kainar and Brdečka, to show them that even today computer animation and other endless possibilities of contemporary animated film , this wonderful work has something to offer and pass on to them.

The project will also create a unique studio recording.

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