DJKT Plzeň

Radúz and Mahulena

The famous poetic fairy-tale drama by the Czech author and playwright Julius Zeyer from 1896 had its premiere staging in the National Theatre in Prague just two years after its publishing. Since then it has become a stable piece regularly acted at various scenes across the country. The love story of two young people from warring families is deeply rooted in Slovak folk tales. The cruelty and brutality that comes with this piece reminds of the Brothers Grimm tales, while some elements of the story reflect Shakespeare’s most famous tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. However, the underlying theme is much older and globally widespread… Julius Zeyer had breathed such beautiful poetic values into this work, that no one else than a Czech theatregoer could understand Radúz and Mahulena better.

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Sunday

9/29/2024


2:00 PM


VELKÉ DIVADLO

Plzeň


180 - 280 CZK

Friday

2/21/2025


7:00 PM


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Plzeň


0 CZK

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Thursday

4/17/2025


7:00 PM


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Plzeň


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Description

ABOUT THE EVENT

The famous poetic fairy-tale drama by the Czech author and playwright Julius Zeyer from 1896 had its premiere staging in the National Theatre in Prague just two years after its publishing. Since then it has become a stable piece regularly acted at various scenes across the country.

The love story of two young people from warring families is deeply rooted in Slovak folk tales. The cruelty and brutality that comes with this piece reminds of the Brothers Grimm tales, while some elements of the story reflect Shakespeare’s most famous tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. However, the underlying theme is much older and globally widespread… Julius Zeyer had breathed such beautiful poetic values into this work, that no one else than a Czech theatregoer could understand Radúz and Mahulena better.

In the Pilsen theatre this will be an exceptional project with an equal cooperation of the acting ensemble with the DJKT Opera Orchestra. The director is Štěpán Pácl, who comes from the National Theatre in Brno, and music will be directed and conducted by Jiří Petrdlík, art director of the DJKT Opera. The musical component of the staging, which will be much more than just an accompaniment, in fact it will become absolutely essential, is based on the works of Josef Suk, who had set Zeyer’s story into music. And as Antonín Dvořák once said about this piece: “That music comes right from heaven.”

CREATORS

Directed by: Štěpán Pácl
Musical arrangement: Jiří Petrdlík
Conductors: Jiří Petrdlík / Jiří Štrunc
Script Editor: Johana Němcová
Stage Design: Dragan Stojčevski

PERSONS AND ACTORS

Prolog: Andrea Mohylová
Radúz: Matyáš Darnady
Mahulena: Eliška Vocelová
Runa, matka Mahuleny: Apolena Veldová
Stojmír, král tatranský a otec Mahuleny: Martin Stránský
and others

Length 180 minutes

Performance teaser