Live recording of Bedřich Smetana’s famous opera by Czech Television.
Dalibor © Patrik Borecký
The television recording of Bedřich Smetana’s opera Dalibor presents on screen a spectacular production reflecting the historical events during the rule of Vladislav II, King of Bohemia (1456-1516), yet the plot is rather centred around a romantic legend of a knight who learns how to play the violin in jail. Dalibor is a romantic tragedy, with passions being the main driving force, first Dalibor’s wild desire to avenge the death of his close friend and Milada’s endeavour to avenge the death of her brother. Their spite is replaced by mad love for each other, which, however, is thwarted by the forces Dalibor had initially set in motion against himself.
The opera is staged in Czech, starring the internationally acclaimed bass-baritone Adam Plachetka (King Vladislav) and other leading Czech and Slovak soloists: Peter Berger (Dalibor), Jiří Brückler (Budivoj), Dana Burešová (Milada), Jaroslav Březina (Vítek) and others.
Production Company Czech Television / ARTE
Genre Opera TV recording
Director Jiří Nekvasil
Distribution TV Czech Television
Camera Patrik Hoznauer
Video format 16:9 HD
Duration 160 min.
Production year 2020
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