Orpheus and Eurydice

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1943

Production year

1940—1943

Premiere

neproběhla

Category

film

Genre

opera

Typology

animatedtheatrical distribution

Film state

partially realised project

Original title

Orfeus a Eurydika

Czech title

Orfeus a Eurydika

English title

Orpheus and Eurydice

Parallel title

Orpheus und Eurydike / Orfeo ed Euridice

Summary

Unfinished film.

Synopsis

An attempt at an animated adaptation of the opera of the same name by Ch.W. Gluck.

Note

The film was never finished for the difficulty. After nearly four years, the work on the picture was stopped in 1943. Only its fragment has survived.

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Richard Dillenz

Director of Photography

Vladimír Novotný

Art Director

kolektiv AFIT

Animation

kolektiv AFIT

Production Manager

Zdeněk Reimann

Music

Music Composed by

František Škvor

Selected Music

Christoph Willibald Gluck (Orfeus a Eurydika – opera)

Music Performed by

Česká filharmonie (Music Conducted by Václav Talich),

Writer of Lyrics

Ranieri de’ Calzabigi (Orfeus a Eurydika – opera)

Singer

Beno Blachut (Orfeus), Jan Konstantin (starý žebrák), Vlasta Urbanová

Production info

Original Title

Orfeus a Eurydika

Czech Title

Orfeus a Eurydika

English Title

Orpheus and Eurydice

Parallel Title

Orpheus und Eurydike / Orfeo ed Euridice

Category

film

Typology

animatedtheatrical distribution

Film state

partially realised project

Genre

opera

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1943

Production Year

1940—1943

Production specifications

date of censorship nepředloženo cenzuře

Premiere

premiere neproběhla

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Distribution carrier

35mm

Animation technique

cartoon

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

colour

Sound

sound

Versions

Czech, German

Dialogue languages

Czech, without dialogue, German, sung

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech, German