A Night at Karlštejn
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A Night on Karlštejn was written by Jaroslav Vrchlický in 1883 at the age of 29.
Though young, he was able to understand the relationship of the older King Charles IV and his young wife very well. His previous love, Sophie Podlipská (Karolina Světlá's sister), almost withstood the temptations of the young poet and as a "compensation" she raised him a daughter, Ludmila. Ah, the good ol' days...
The play was first produced one year later, in 1884, at the Royal National Theatre in Prague and has stayed in the repertoire of Czech theatres (without any long breaks) ever since.
music: Karel Svoboda
libretto: Zdeněk Podskalský
lyrics: Jiří Štaidl & Eduard Krečmar
based on the film of the same name, inspired by the theme of a play by Jaroslav Vrchlický, adapted by: Zdeněk Podskalský ml.
director: Petr Novotný
choreographer: Richard Hes
cast: Pavel Rimský/Petr Štěpánek, Monika Absolonová/Kateřina Brožová, Jiří Žák, Lumír Olšovský/Václav Vostarek/Václav Vydra, Andrej Hryc/Mojmír Maděrič ...
running time: 2 h (with intermission)