Vitka

Kateřina Tučková
Directed by Anna Davidová

a sinfonietta about a femme fatale from Brno

She began composing at the age of nine. She conducted the Czech Philharmonic and the BBC Orchestra. She established herself in a field that is still largely the preserve of men and surrounded herself with numerous lovers. She maintained a longstanding romantic and creative relationship with Bohuslav Martinů, who was married and a quarter of a century her senior. She died at the age of twenty-five. She remains one of the most frequently performed Czech composers. She even has her own postage stamp. If she had lived longer, she would have been one of the most famous Czech women.

A production by director Anna Davidová and writer Kateřina Tučková about the talent and passions of the Brno-based composer, conductor and femme fatale Vítězslava Kaprálová. A story of the tenacity with which a person can follow their desires and search for their purpose in life, in defiance of expectations. A story of an unbridled, passionate free spirit – in defiance of everything and everyone!

Anna Davidová (1984), with her dreamy directorial poetics and lively creativity, is considered to be among the most significant directing talents of the younger generation. Since January 2019, she has been artistic director of Husa na provázku Theatre. Prior to this post, as a freelance director, she created here several productions that have been highly acclaimed by both public audiences and professional spectators. She won the Theatre Critics’ Award in the category of Talent of the Year.

Tereza Marečková won the Divadelní Noviny Award for the role of Vitka.

review

Vitka: osud ženy mezi muži
Výjimečná žena budiž posuzována jako muž!
Hudba nepatří jen mužům

stage production team

  • director: Anna Davidová
  • dramaturge: Lucie Němečková
  • scenography: Lenka Hollá
  • costume designer: Hana Knotková
  • music: Petr Hromádka , Vítězslava Kaprálová and Bohuslav Martinů
  • assistant director: Matej Synák
  • photographer: Jakub Jíra
  • stage manager: Lucie Cimburková

persons and cast

  • Vitka Tereza Marečková
  • Bohuslav Martinů Dušan Hřebíček
  • Otec Václav Kaprál Vladimír Hauser
  • Matka Vituše Kaprálová / Charlotta Martinů, manželka Bohuslava Martinů, švadlena Sylvie Krupanská
  • Ota Vach, spolužák a milenec / Ivan Tondr, voják Jan Mansfeld
  • Theodor Schaefer, pomocný pedagog ve škole Kaprálových, milenec Milan Holenda
  • Rudolf Kopec, letecký inženýr, vedoucí folklórního kroužku, milenec Dominik Teleky
  • Jiří Mucha, spisovatel, milenec a manžel Ondřej Kokorský
  • Rudolf Firkušný, pianista Tomáš Žilinský
  • Jarmila Vavrdová, kamarádka, zpěvačka / Líba, pařížská kamarádka / členka emancipačního hnutí ŽNR (Ženská národní rada) Tereza Volánková
  • Kapelník a pianista Martin Jakubíček
  • Housle Martin Holinka
  • Martin Vašulka
  • Violoncello Petr Stupka
  • Pavel Čadek
  • Saxofon Petr Kovařík
  • Radim Hanousek
  • Petr Chadim

premiere

Feb 23, 2018 - provázek.sál

time

140 minutes, with an intermission