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The sound of beat music broke out in Prague sometime around late 1965, 1966 and 1967. During this time there was a cultural explosion unparalleled in Eastern Europe. There was a favorable political environment, after Soviet demilitarization and the release of political prisoners, culminating in the appointment of Dubček as secretary general of the Czech Communist...
With title roles such as Carmen, Aria, Madame Butterfly, Tosca, Rusalka, Šárka, etc. her voice dominated the Národní divadlo (National Theatre) in Prague for decades. But had she not discovered her voice, Czech opera singer Štěpánka Štěpánová may have had an entirely different life. Born in Bielsko (Poland) on December 13, 1906, she attended grammar school...
Vilém Zitek was a Czech opera bass singer, known the world over and the first ever national artist. Zitek was perhaps the greatest opera singer in 20th Century Czechoslovakia. He was born in Prague on September 9, 1890 and died in Prague on August 11, 1956. He was originally apprenticed to work as a mechanic; but...
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Puppet animation is a traditional Czech art form, of which Jiří Trnka became the undisputed master. Most of his movies were intended for adults and many were adaptations of literary works. Špalíček (The Czech Year), also called A Treasury of Fairy-Tales, is a 1947 stop-motion-animated feature film from Czechoslovakia. It was a defining moment for Trnka...