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Saturday, September 11, 2021, 2.00 pm
Dvořák Prague Family Day



Creative workshops will give parents and children an entertaining introduction to Antonín Dvořák's fairy-tale opera The Devil and Kate. A shepherd, a devil, or Kate? Who’s who?: art workshop, making puppetsTogether, we can make a simple hand puppet. Have you already chosen a character to make, or do you want to take inspiration from the coloured socks? With us, you can make the devil blue and Kate red if you want to. And what about the shepherd Jirka? Everyone will leave with a puppet who definitely likes to sing. May I have this dance?: Act I of the opera The Devil and KateI’m looking for dancers who will want to dance with me. I’m a bit cheeky, but I don’t talk while I’m dancing, and I’m a really good dancer. My favourite dance is the waltz. If you don’t feel like dancing, there is also a place for musicians at this village party. I’m looking forward to dancing with you! Kate An infernal orchestra and dancing with Marbuel: Act II of the opera The Devil and KateThey say that you can’t joke with devils, but making music with them can be fiendishly fun. How do you tidy up in hell, what is boiling in the kettles, and what happens if the good but devilishly cheeky girl Kate ends up in hell by mistake? Let’s play and dance the devil’s polka, and then maybe we will be able to bring Kate back into the world! A singing workshop with Jirka: Act III of the opera The Devil and KateWere you able to make a nice hand puppet at the first workshop? Was it the devil, Kate, or the shepherd Jirka? Let’s act out the story with them and see how it turns out. We’ll find out what the devil Marbuel is most afraid of, and whom he would most like to carry off to hell. What will happen to Jirka and to Kate? Hurray, we’re going to sing an opera! We’ll only be pretending, of course, but it will be worth it!


Creative Workshops


The Rudolfinum is one of the most important Neo-Renaissance edifices in the Czech Republic. In its conception as a multi-purpose cultural centre it was quite unique in Europe at the time of its construction. Based on a joint design by two outstanding Czech architects, Josef Zítek and Josef Schultz, a magnificent building was erected serving for concerts, as a gallery, and as a museum. The grand opening on 7 February 1885 was attended by Crown Prince Rudolph of Austria, in whose honour the structure was named. In 1896 the very first concert of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra took place in the Rudolfinum's main concert hall, under the baton of the composer Antonín Dvořák whose name was later bestowed on the hall.