DOI: 10.17265/2159-5836/2013.10.003
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Jiří Kopecký

Abstract: Fibich's opera Hedy (premiered in 1896) was received as a succesfull work, although many reviewers did not know how to call the prevailing style (mixture of wagnerianism, Grand opéra, verismo exotico, the second Don Giovanni composed for Prague because of reminiscences on Mozart's dramma giocoso). It is not uneasy to find clear musical hints on Puccini in Fibich's next opera Šárka (premiered 1897), but it was already in Hedy where drastic and geographically clearly determined subject was mixed with Wagnerian g…

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