The Devil and Kate

Antonín Dvořák

The Devil and Kate


Fairy-tale opera in three acts
Czech language with Czech and English subtitles
Family show

The new SND building, Opera and Ballet hall
In one of his best opera works, Antonín Dvořák used new compositional techniques and applied characteristic motifs, which significantly contributed to a uniform musical flow structure with barely any separate numbers. A typical feature of the Devil and the Kate are brilliantly instrumented dance stylizations that wind through the entire opera: waltz, polonaise, polka or the famous Infernal dance. Dvořák also uses marching, bagpipe, grotesque or mysterious genre stylizations. The music of the work is full of excitement, color and its captivating take-off is enhanced by unique dynamic effects. Folk, hellish and noble scenes are contrastingly seized with an extraordinary theatrical feeling. The new production of Devil and Kate by the young director Zuzana Fischer is a family opera title full of dynamics and movement owing to dancers, acrobats and parkourists.
Running time: 2 hours 40 minutes with two breaks
Première February 26, 2022
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Production Team

Musical Direction Martin Leginus
Direction by Zuzana Fischer
Set and Costume Designer David Janošek
Lighting design Jan Tranta Daniel Tesař
Chorus Master Zuzana Kadlčíková
Dramaturgy by Jozef Červenka