NEW DIRECTION INTERPRETATION OF THE 19TH CENTURY CZECH OPERA (USING EXAMPLES OF THE PRODUCTIONS OF 'HUBICKA' BY SMOLIK AND 'RUSALKA' BY NEKVASIL IN THE SLOVAK NATIONAL THEATRE OPERA)
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The paper analyzes two production approaches to the interpretation of the 19th century Czech opera: to Smetana's 'Hubicka' (The Kiss, 1876), directed by Pavel Smolik in the Slovak National Theatre Opera, in 2003, and to Dvorak's 'Rusalka' (1901), directed by Jiri Nekvasil in the Slovak National Theatre Opera, in 2005. Both the directors have had a lucky hand in bringing the interpretation of these two operatic pieces up to date using the tools of modern direction theatre in opera. Both productions show a connection between the perception past of these operas and their contemporary interpretation, both production presuppose a critical involvement of the audiences who interpret the stage form on the basis of the perception past of these two operas. The stage forms of 'Hubicka' and 'Rusalka' capitalize on the diversity of relations between the text and their stage forms, thus opening new prospects for other production interpretations.
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