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One of the first complete sets of Czech opera recordings to have been produced in post-World War II Czechoslovakia by then newly established Supraphon record company was that of Smetana´s Dalibor, made in the Domovina Studio in the autumn of 1950. The project brought together a truly impressive array of stars of the Czech music scene. The conductor was Jaroslav Krombholc, then 32,a pupil of Vaclav Talich, who invited a team of distinguished collaborators including chorus master Jarmil Burghauser and three leading singers of the Prague National Theatre opera company: the tenor Beno Blachut (Dalibor), soprano Marie Podvalova (Milada), and baritone Vaclav Bednar (King Vladislav). The plot of Dalibor is set against a historical background as described by the Czech Humanistic scholar Viktorin Kornel ze Vsehrd, and taken over in the 19th century by Frantisek Palacky who incorporated it into his History of the Czech Nation. In international musicological literature, Dalibor has occasionally been labelled the "Czech Fidelio." While the parallel may seem appropriate taking into account the disguise of the heroines in both vehicles in men´s clothes, in fact there the similarity more or less ends: indeed, Milada happens to be of an entirely different stock from Leonora. Moreover, what is concerned here is not a story of love between husband and wife, but one of destructive passion embraced by the heroine against her will and common sense at the first sight of the title hero, an extraordinarily handsome man of bold gestures and unshakable determination to avenge the death of his slain friend Zdenek.

Key authors
music byBedrich Smetana
Key interpreters
conductorJaroslav Krombholc
chorus masterJarmil Burghauser
singingKarel Kalas
singingStefa Petrova
singingMarie Podvalova
singingTheodor Srubar
tenorBeno Blachut
baritoneVaclav Bednar
Key musicians
Prague National Theatre Orchestra (conductor: Jaroslav Krombholc)
Prague National Theatre Chorus (chorus master: Jarmil Burghauser)
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CD 1
1.Dalibor. Opera in 3 Acts.02:26:22
music by: Bedrich Smetana
libretto by: Josef Wenzig
libretto by: Ervin Spindler
tenor: Beno Blachut
singing: Marie Podvalova
singing: Stefa Petrova
baritone: Vaclav Bednar
singing: Antonin Votava
singing: Theodor Srubar
singing: Karel Kalas
singing: Frantisek Trnka
chorus master: Jarmil Burghauser
conductor: Jaroslav Krombholc
Prague National Theatre Orchestra
1.Act 1 - Overture; Scene 1 "Today the judgement will be passed"00:03:58
music by: Bedrich Smetana
libretto by: Josef Wenzig
libretto by: Ervin Spindler
tenor: Beno Blachut
singing: Marie Podvalova
singing: Stefa Petrova
baritone: Vaclav Bednar
singing: Antonin Votava
singing: Theodor Srubar
singing: Karel Kalas
singing: Frantisek Trnka
chorus master: Jarmil Burghauser
conductor: Jaroslav Krombholc
Prague National Theatre Orchestra
2.Act 1, Scene 1 "An orphan, abandoned"00:04:44
music by: Bedrich Smetana
libretto by: Josef Wenzig
libretto by: Ervin Spindler
tenor: Beno Blachut
singing: Marie Podvalova
singing: Stefa Petrova
baritone: Vaclav Bednar
singing: Antonin Votava
singing: Theodor Srubar
singing: Karel Kalas
singing: Frantisek Trnka
chorus master: Jarmil Burghauser
conductor: Jaroslav Krombholc
Prague National Theatre Orchestra
3.Act 1, Scene 1 - March00:02:25
music by: Bedrich Smetana
libretto by: Josef Wenzig
libretto by: Ervin Spindler
tenor: Beno Blachut
singing: Marie Podvalova
singing: Stefa Petrova
baritone: Vaclav Bednar
singing: Antonin Votava
singing: Theodor Srubar
singing: Karel Kalas
singing: Frantisek Trnka
chorus master: Jarmil Burghauser
conductor: Jaroslav Krombholc
Prague National Theatre Orchestra
4.Act 1, Scene 2 "You know by now how our kingdom fair"00:03:44
music by: Bedrich Smetana
libretto by: Josef Wenzig
libretto by: Ervin Spindler
tenor: Beno Blachut
singing: Marie Podvalova
singing: Stefa Petrova
baritone: Vaclav Bednar
singing: Antonin Votava
singing: Theodor Srubar
singing: Karel Kalas
singing: Frantisek Trnka
chorus master: Jarmil Burghauser
conductor: Jaroslav Krombholc
Prague National Theatre Orchestra
5.Act 1, Scene 3 "Step forward without fear"00:03:27
music by: Bedrich Smetana
libretto by: Josef Wenzig
libretto by: Ervin Spindler
tenor: Beno Blachut
singing: Marie Podvalova
singing: Stefa Petrova
baritone: Vaclav Bednar
singing: Antonin Votava
singing: Theodor Srubar
singing: Karel Kalas
singing: Frantisek Trnka
chorus master: Jarmil Burghauser
conductor: Jaroslav Krombholc
Prague National Theatre Orchestra
6.Act 1, Scene 3 "The sun did set"00:07:04
music by: Bedrich Smetana
libretto by: Josef Wenzig
libretto by: Ervin Spindler
tenor: Beno Blachut
singing: Marie Podvalova
singing: Stefa Petrova
baritone: Vaclav Bednar
singing: Antonin Votava
singing: Theodor Srubar
singing: Karel Kalas
singing: Frantisek Trnka
chorus master: Jarmil Burghauser
conductor: Jaroslav Krombholc
Prague National Theatre Orchestra
7.Act 1, Scene 4 "Ah, what a sight!"00:01:23
music by: Bedrich Smetana
libretto by: Josef Wenzig
libretto by: Ervin Spindler
tenor: Beno Blachut
singing: Marie Podvalova
singing: Stefa Petrova
baritone: Vaclav Bednar
singing: Antonin Votava
singing: Theodor Srubar
singing: Karel Kalas
singing: Frantisek Trnka
chorus master: Jarmil Burghauser
conductor: Jaroslav Krombholc
Prague National Theatre Orchestra
8.Act 1, Scene 4 "I won´t deny it, lies are not my province!"00:05:30
music by: Bedrich Smetana
libretto by: Josef Wenzig
libretto by: Ervin Spindler
tenor: Beno Blachut
singing: Marie Podvalova
singing: Stefa Petrova
baritone: Vaclav Bednar
singing: Antonin Votava
singing: Theodor Srubar
singing: Karel Kalas
singing: Frantisek Trnka
chorus master: Jarmil Burghauser
conductor: Jaroslav Krombholc
Prague National Theatre Orchestra
9.Act 1, Scene 4 "Committing crime thou hast thus helped thyself!"00:03:01
music by: Bedrich Smetana
libretto by: Josef Wenzig
libretto by: Ervin Spindler
tenor: Beno Blachut
singing: Marie Podvalova
singing: Stefa Petrova
baritone: Vaclav Bednar
singing: Antonin Votava
singing: Theodor Srubar
singing: Karel Kalas
singing: Frantisek Trnka
chorus master: Jarmil Burghauser
conductor: Jaroslav Krombholc
Prague National Theatre Orchestra
10.Act 1, Scene 4 "Thus, Dalibor, reads judgement unanimous"00:05:08
music by: Bedrich Smetana
libretto by: Josef Wenzig
libretto by: Ervin Spindler
tenor: Beno Blachut
singing: Marie Podvalova
singing: Stefa Petrova
baritone: Vaclav Bednar
singing: Antonin Votava
singing: Theodor Srubar
singing: Karel Kalas
singing: Frantisek Trnka
chorus master: Jarmil Burghauser
conductor: Jaroslav Krombholc
Prague National Theatre Orchestra
11.Act 1, Scene 5 "Here do you see me bending low"00:03:36
music by: Bedrich Smetana
libretto by: Josef Wenzig
libretto by: Ervin Spindler
tenor: Beno Blachut
singing: Marie Podvalova
singing: Stefa Petrova
baritone: Vaclav Bednar
singing: Antonin Votava
singing: Theodor Srubar
singing: Karel Kalas
singing: Frantisek Trnka
chorus master: Jarmil Burghauser
conductor: Jaroslav Krombholc
Prague National Theatre Orchestra
12.Act 1, Scene 6 "What storm here in my bosom is raging"00:03:24
music by: Bedrich Smetana
libretto by: Josef Wenzig
libretto by: Ervin Spindler
tenor: Beno Blachut
singing: Marie Podvalova
singing: Stefa Petrova
baritone: Vaclav Bednar
singing: Antonin Votava
singing: Theodor Srubar
singing: Karel Kalas
singing: Frantisek Trnka
chorus master: Jarmil Burghauser
conductor: Jaroslav Krombholc
Prague National Theatre Orchestra
13.Act 2, Scene 1 "Oh, yes, the gayest is this our world"00:03:35
music by: Bedrich Smetana
libretto by: Josef Wenzig
libretto by: Ervin Spindler
tenor: Beno Blachut
singing: Marie Podvalova
singing: Stefa Petrova
baritone: Vaclav Bednar
singing: Antonin Votava
singing: Theodor Srubar
singing: Karel Kalas
singing: Frantisek Trnka
chorus master: Jarmil Burghauser
conductor: Jaroslav Krombholc
Prague National Theatre Orchestra
14.Act 2, Scene 1 "By this gay song"00:02:32
music by: Bedrich Smetana
libretto by: Josef Wenzig
libretto by: Ervin Spindler
tenor: Beno Blachut
singing: Marie Podvalova
singing: Stefa Petrova
baritone: Vaclav Bednar
singing: Antonin Votava
singing: Theodor Srubar
singing: Karel Kalas
singing: Frantisek Trnka
chorus master: Jarmil Burghauser
conductor: Jaroslav Krombholc
Prague National Theatre Orchestra
15.Act 2, Scene 1 "Of Dalibor´s fate didst thou surely hear!"00:02:17
music by: Bedrich Smetana
libretto by: Josef Wenzig
libretto by: Ervin Spindler
tenor: Beno Blachut
singing: Marie Podvalova
singing: Stefa Petrova
baritone: Vaclav Bednar
singing: Antonin Votava
singing: Theodor Srubar
singing: Karel Kalas
singing: Frantisek Trnka
chorus master: Jarmil Burghauser
conductor: Jaroslav Krombholc
Prague National Theatre Orchestra
16.Act 2, Scene 2 "Oh, yes, the gayest is this our world"00:06:40
music by: Bedrich Smetana
libretto by: Josef Wenzig
libretto by: Ervin Spindler
tenor: Beno Blachut
singing: Marie Podvalova
singing: Stefa Petrova
baritone: Vaclav Bednar
singing: Antonin Votava
singing: Theodor Srubar
singing: Karel Kalas
singing: Frantisek Trnka
chorus master: Jarmil Burghauser
conductor: Jaroslav Krombholc
Prague National Theatre Orchestra
17.Act 2 - Change of Stage 1, Scene 1 "Here greatest vigilance is needed"00:04:20
music by: Bedrich Smetana
libretto by: Josef Wenzig
libretto by: Ervin Spindler
tenor: Beno Blachut
singing: Marie Podvalova
singing: Stefa Petrova
baritone: Vaclav Bednar
singing: Antonin Votava
singing: Theodor Srubar
singing: Karel Kalas
singing: Frantisek Trnka
chorus master: Jarmil Burghauser
conductor: Jaroslav Krombholc
Prague National Theatre Orchestra
18.Act 2, Scene 2 "Oh, how saddening is a jailer´s life, how hard"00:02:37
music by: Bedrich Smetana
libretto by: Josef Wenzig
libretto by: Ervin Spindler
tenor: Beno Blachut
singing: Marie Podvalova
singing: Stefa Petrova
baritone: Vaclav Bednar
singing: Antonin Votava
singing: Theodor Srubar
singing: Karel Kalas
singing: Frantisek Trnka
chorus master: Jarmil Burghauser
conductor: Jaroslav Krombholc
Prague National Theatre Orchestra
19.Act 2, Scene 3 "Everything´s ready"00:05:01
music by: Bedrich Smetana
libretto by: Josef Wenzig
libretto by: Ervin Spindler
tenor: Beno Blachut
singing: Marie Podvalova
singing: Stefa Petrova
baritone: Vaclav Bednar
singing: Antonin Votava
singing: Theodor Srubar
singing: Karel Kalas
singing: Frantisek Trnka
chorus master: Jarmil Burghauser
conductor: Jaroslav Krombholc
Prague National Theatre Orchestra
CD 2
1.Dalibor. Opera in 3 Acts.02:26:22
music by: Bedrich Smetana
libretto by: Josef Wenzig
libretto by: Ervin Spindler
tenor: Beno Blachut
singing: Marie Podvalova
singing: Stefa Petrova
baritone: Vaclav Bednar
singing: Antonin Votava
singing: Theodor Srubar
singing: Karel Kalas
chorus master: Jarmil Burghauser
conductor: Jaroslav Krombholc
Prague National Theatre Orchestra
1.Act 2, Scene 4 "Oh, goodness!"00:02:46
music by: Bedrich Smetana
libretto by: Josef Wenzig
libretto by: Ervin Spindler
tenor: Beno Blachut
singing: Marie Podvalova
singing: Stefa Petrova
baritone: Vaclav Bednar
singing: Antonin Votava
singing: Theodor Srubar
singing: Karel Kalas
chorus master: Jarmil Burghauser
conductor: Jaroslav Krombholc
Prague National Theatre Orchestra
2.Act 2, Scene 5 "Here is the violin!"00:05:55
music by: Bedrich Smetana
libretto by: Josef Wenzig
libretto by: Ervin Spindler
tenor: Beno Blachut
singing: Marie Podvalova
singing: Stefa Petrova
baritone: Vaclav Bednar
singing: Antonin Votava
singing: Theodor Srubar
singing: Karel Kalas
chorus master: Jarmil Burghauser
conductor: Jaroslav Krombholc
Prague National Theatre Orchestra
3.Act 2 - Change of Stage 200:01:59
music by: Bedrich Smetana
libretto by: Josef Wenzig
libretto by: Ervin Spindler
tenor: Beno Blachut
singing: Marie Podvalova
singing: Stefa Petrova
baritone: Vaclav Bednar
singing: Antonin Votava
singing: Theodor Srubar
singing: Karel Kalas
chorus master: Jarmil Burghauser
conductor: Jaroslav Krombholc
Prague National Theatre Orchestra
4.Act 2, Scene 1 "It was he again?"00:04:33
music by: Bedrich Smetana
libretto by: Josef Wenzig
libretto by: Ervin Spindler
tenor: Beno Blachut
singing: Marie Podvalova
singing: Stefa Petrova
baritone: Vaclav Bednar
singing: Antonin Votava
singing: Theodor Srubar
singing: Karel Kalas
chorus master: Jarmil Burghauser
conductor: Jaroslav Krombholc
Prague National Theatre Orchestra
5.Act 2, Scene 2 "Accept, I beg, this trifle from my hand"00:03:19
music by: Bedrich Smetana
libretto by: Josef Wenzig
libretto by: Ervin Spindler
tenor: Beno Blachut
singing: Marie Podvalova
singing: Stefa Petrova
baritone: Vaclav Bednar
singing: Antonin Votava
singing: Theodor Srubar
singing: Karel Kalas
chorus master: Jarmil Burghauser
conductor: Jaroslav Krombholc
Prague National Theatre Orchestra
6.Act 2, Scene 2 "Dalibor, I beg your pardon"00:03:24
music by: Bedrich Smetana
libretto by: Josef Wenzig
libretto by: Ervin Spindler
tenor: Beno Blachut
singing: Marie Podvalova
singing: Stefa Petrova
baritone: Vaclav Bednar
singing: Antonin Votava
singing: Theodor Srubar
singing: Karel Kalas
chorus master: Jarmil Burghauser
conductor: Jaroslav Krombholc
Prague National Theatre Orchestra
7.Act 2, Scene 2 "Oh, unspeakable charm of love"00:04:58
music by: Bedrich Smetana
libretto by: Josef Wenzig
libretto by: Ervin Spindler
tenor: Beno Blachut
singing: Marie Podvalova
singing: Stefa Petrova
baritone: Vaclav Bednar
singing: Antonin Votava
singing: Theodor Srubar
singing: Karel Kalas
chorus master: Jarmil Burghauser
conductor: Jaroslav Krombholc
Prague National Theatre Orchestra
8.Act 3 - Overture, Scene 1 "Glorious King"00:03:12
music by: Bedrich Smetana
libretto by: Josef Wenzig
libretto by: Ervin Spindler
tenor: Beno Blachut
singing: Marie Podvalova
singing: Stefa Petrova
baritone: Vaclav Bednar
singing: Antonin Votava
singing: Theodor Srubar
singing: Karel Kalas
chorus master: Jarmil Burghauser
conductor: Jaroslav Krombholc
Prague National Theatre Orchestra
9.Act 3, Scene 1 "It will be near to forty years"00:03:43
music by: Bedrich Smetana
libretto by: Josef Wenzig
libretto by: Ervin Spindler
tenor: Beno Blachut
singing: Marie Podvalova
singing: Stefa Petrova
baritone: Vaclav Bednar
singing: Antonin Votava
singing: Theodor Srubar
singing: Karel Kalas
chorus master: Jarmil Burghauser
conductor: Jaroslav Krombholc
Prague National Theatre Orchestra
10.Act 3, Scene 2 "At this late hour"00:05:16
music by: Bedrich Smetana
libretto by: Josef Wenzig
libretto by: Ervin Spindler
tenor: Beno Blachut
singing: Marie Podvalova
singing: Stefa Petrova
baritone: Vaclav Bednar
singing: Antonin Votava
singing: Theodor Srubar
singing: Karel Kalas
chorus master: Jarmil Burghauser
conductor: Jaroslav Krombholc
Prague National Theatre Orchestra
11.Act 3 , Scene 2 "Are now you ready?"00:05:27
music by: Bedrich Smetana
libretto by: Josef Wenzig
libretto by: Ervin Spindler
tenor: Beno Blachut
singing: Marie Podvalova
singing: Stefa Petrova
baritone: Vaclav Bednar
singing: Antonin Votava
singing: Theodor Srubar
singing: Karel Kalas
chorus master: Jarmil Burghauser
conductor: Jaroslav Krombholc
Prague National Theatre Orchestra
12.Act 3 - Change of Stage 1, Scene 3 "It´s the third night"00:03:07MP3 example :: Act 3 - Change of Stage 1, Scene 3 "It´s the third night" [471 kB]
music by: Bedrich Smetana
libretto by: Josef Wenzig
libretto by: Ervin Spindler
tenor: Beno Blachut
singing: Marie Podvalova
singing: Stefa Petrova
baritone: Vaclav Bednar
singing: Antonin Votava
singing: Theodor Srubar
singing: Karel Kalas
chorus master: Jarmil Burghauser
conductor: Jaroslav Krombholc
Prague National Theatre Orchestra
13.Act 3, Scene 4 "Oh, heaven! He shook his chains!"00:05:26
music by: Bedrich Smetana
libretto by: Josef Wenzig
libretto by: Ervin Spindler
tenor: Beno Blachut
singing: Marie Podvalova
singing: Stefa Petrova
baritone: Vaclav Bednar
singing: Antonin Votava
singing: Theodor Srubar
singing: Karel Kalas
chorus master: Jarmil Burghauser
conductor: Jaroslav Krombholc
Prague National Theatre Orchestra
14.Act 3, Scene 4 "Let so it be!"00:03:52
music by: Bedrich Smetana
libretto by: Josef Wenzig
libretto by: Ervin Spindler
tenor: Beno Blachut
singing: Marie Podvalova
singing: Stefa Petrova
baritone: Vaclav Bednar
singing: Antonin Votava
singing: Theodor Srubar
singing: Karel Kalas
chorus master: Jarmil Burghauser
conductor: Jaroslav Krombholc
Prague National Theatre Orchestra
15.Act 3 - March (A la marcia, ma non troppo allegro)00:01:52
music by: Bedrich Smetana
libretto by: Josef Wenzig
libretto by: Ervin Spindler
tenor: Beno Blachut
singing: Marie Podvalova
singing: Stefa Petrova
baritone: Vaclav Bednar
singing: Antonin Votava
singing: Theodor Srubar
singing: Karel Kalas
chorus master: Jarmil Burghauser
conductor: Jaroslav Krombholc
Prague National Theatre Orchestra
16.Act 3, Change of Stage - Scene 5 "No trace as yet of our convened signal?"00:05:20
music by: Bedrich Smetana
libretto by: Josef Wenzig
libretto by: Ervin Spindler
tenor: Beno Blachut
singing: Marie Podvalova
singing: Stefa Petrova
baritone: Vaclav Bednar
singing: Antonin Votava
singing: Theodor Srubar
singing: Karel Kalas
chorus master: Jarmil Burghauser
conductor: Jaroslav Krombholc
Prague National Theatre Orchestra
17.Act 3, Scene 6 "Milada!"00:05:51
music by: Bedrich Smetana
libretto by: Josef Wenzig
libretto by: Ervin Spindler
tenor: Beno Blachut
singing: Marie Podvalova
singing: Stefa Petrova
baritone: Vaclav Bednar
singing: Antonin Votava
singing: Theodor Srubar
singing: Karel Kalas
chorus master: Jarmil Burghauser
conductor: Jaroslav Krombholc
Prague National Theatre Orchestra
18.Act 3, Scene 6 "Oh, behold this tender rosebud"; Scene 7 "Enemy troops"00:01:56
music by: Bedrich Smetana
libretto by: Josef Wenzig
libretto by: Ervin Spindler
tenor: Beno Blachut
singing: Marie Podvalova
singing: Stefa Petrova
baritone: Vaclav Bednar
singing: Antonin Votava
singing: Theodor Srubar
singing: Karel Kalas
chorus master: Jarmil Burghauser
conductor: Jaroslav Krombholc
Prague National Theatre Orchestra



Title details

Catalogue numberSU 3541-2 602
Medium 2CD
Total time02:26:56
Release date2001
(P)1950
PublisherSUPRAPHON
Barcode099925354121
Recorded2AAD

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