Ostrava: Divadlo Antonína Dvorák

Country: Czech Republic (Ceská Republika)
City: Ostrava (Mährisch-Ostrau)
Location: Smetanovo námestí

Built 1905-1907 by Alexander Graf as "Stadttheater" for the city of Mährisch-Ostrau. Opened 28 September 1907 with Schubert's ouverture to "Rosamunde" and Schiller's "Wilhelm Tell". Until 1919, used by a German theatre company. Since 1919, used by the Czech company "Národní Divadlo Moravskoslezské" (National Moravian-Silesian Theatre). 1945 renamed "Zemské divadlo" (Provincial Theatre). 1949 renamed "Divadlo Zdenka Nejedlého" in honour of the Czech musicologist, journalist, and politician, Zdenek Nejedlý (1878-1962). 1954-1956 rebuilding with façade alteration. 1969-1971 extension by Ivo Klimes. 1990 renamed "Divadlo Antonína Dvoráka" in honour of the Czech composer, Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904). 1999-2000 renovations. Re-opened 31 Dec 2000. Originally 854 seats, today 531 seats.

Used for opera, ballet and drama performances by the resident "Národní Divadlo Moravskoslezské" companies.

Notable world premieres:

  • Václav Kaslík: Krakatit

Link: www.ndm.cz

[Ostrava: Divadlo Antonina Dvorak] Front Text: "Mähr. Ostrau - Stadttheater"
Publisher: Verlag J. Buchsbaum's Buchhandlung, Oderfurt; 1913; Nr. 102
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Ostrava: Divadlo Antonina Dvorak] Front Text: "Mähr.-Ostrau - Stadttheater"
Handwritten Reverse Text: dated 22 September 1919
Publisher: Verlag J. Buchsbaum, Oderfurt; 1917 - 101
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: to Nossen in Sachsen (Germany) [no postmark]

[Ostrava: Divadlo Antonina Dvorak] Front Text: "Mor. Ostrava"
Reverse Text: "Mestské divadlo. Stadttheater."
Publisher: Foto Wenzel; JGMO 1932/100
Type: Real Photo
Size: Classic
Sent: from Mor. Ostrava to Dordrecht (Netherlands), 1935

[Ostrava: Divadlo Antonina Dvorak] Reverse Text: "Mähr. Ostrau - Stadttheater, Mor. Ostrava - Mestské divadlo"
Publisher: S B
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Ostrava: Divadlo Antonina Dvorak] Picture: after the 1954-1956 rebuilding
Front Text: inscription: "Divadlo Zdenka Nejedlého"
Reverse Text: "Ostrava - Divadlo Zdenka Nejedlého"
Publisher: Nakladatelsvi Orbis, Praha
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Ostrava: Divadlo Antonina Dvorak] Stamp (Czech Republic, 23 Nov 1994)
Text: "Ostrava"

[Ostrava: Divadlo Antonina Dvorak] Front Text: "Ostrava"; inscription: "Divadlo Antonína Dvoráka"
Reverse Text: "Ostrava"
Publisher: Fotoatelier F. Reznicek, Ostrava
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Ostrava: Divadlo Antonina Dvorak] Picture: after the 2000 restoration
Front Text: "Národní divadlo moravskoslezské Divadlo Antonína Dvoráka", "Ostrava"
Reverse Text: "Národní divadlo moravskoslezské Divadlo Antonína Dvoráka; Rekonstrukce a Pristavba / Cerven 1999 - Listopad 2000"
Publisher: Fotoatelier Frantisek Reznicek, Ostrava
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Ostrava: Divadlo Antonina Dvorak] Picture: above right: façade detail of the Puppet Theatre, above middle: Puppet Theatre
Front Text: "Ostrava"; inscription: "Divadlo Antonína Dvoráka"
Reverse Text: "Ostrava!!! Divadlo Antonína Dvoráka / detail Divadla loutek / Divadlo loutek / plastika Úsvit pred Domem umeni"
Size: Modern
Sent: from Ostrava to Ravensburg (Germany), 2012


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