If a thousand Clarinets

Premiere: 30/04/2005
Igor in role: JUDR. Matrace, parachtist

Musical picture-book

The remarkable drama If a Thousand of Clarinets opened the Prague theatre Divadlo Na zábradlí in 1958. The original text resembling children’s folding picture-book due to its free sequence of sketches and songs was later reworked into a film libretto, completed with new songs and resulted in a film made in cooperation with the leading artists of that time. Charming poetry by Jiří Suchý and popularized melodies by Jiří Šlitr put together famous songs such as Tereza, Babeta who went abroad, Captain drawing his ship up on a floor, Lost Ball, Competition in the Opera...