Autochromes from opera performance in Šárka

” — Tenth exhibition of Šechtl & Voseček Museum of Photography.

 

The performance of this famous opera by Bedřich Smetana is here, for a first time, being recorded in color. The opera was directed by Max Urban, with members of the National Theatre: Marie Šlechtová alternating with Anna Slavíková (Mařenka), Tadeusz Dura (Jeník), Adolf Krossing (Vašek), Jiří Huml (Kecal), Emil Burian (Krušina), Gabriela Horvátová (Ludmila), Eugen Weisner (Principál), Ema Miřiovská (Esmeralda), Věra Pivoňková (Háta).

Open air performance of “The Bartered Bride”, in Šárka, Prague


Autochrom 9×12 cm,

View of outdoor scene in Šárka. The theatre was founded by famous opera singers Emil Pollert and Antonín Fencl. The wooden construction had a capacity of 9526 spectators, including standing room for almost 8000. This performance of “The Bartered Bride” had 600 performers.

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Open air performance of “The Bartered Bride”, in Šárka, Prague


Autochrom 9×12 cm,
Soloists of National Theatre, from left: Věra Pivoňková (Háta), Adolf Krossing (Vašek), Anna Slavíková (Mařenka), Tadeusz Dura (Jeník), Gabriela Horvátová (Ludmila).
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Open air performance of “The Bartered Bride”, in Šárka, Prague


Autochrom 9×12 cm,
Individual photographs taken with various backup performers. This group shows Marie Šlechtová as Mařenka.
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Open air performance of “The Bartered Bride”, in Šárka, Prague


Autochrom 9×12 cm,
Owner of the original autochrome: All rights reserved, use of the digital reproduction is possible only with written permission from the owner of photograph

Open air performance of “The Bartered Bride”, in Šárka, Prague


Autochrom 9×12 cm,
Owner of the original autochrome: All rights reserved, use of the digital reproduction is possible only with written permission from the owner of photograph