What Men Live By

“What Men Live By” – the one-act pastoral opera by Bohuslav Martinů – was created in 1952 in New York. It was written as a television opera, premiering on NBC in 1953. The libretto, based on a Leo Tolstoy’s short story about a shoemaker, was written by Bohuslav Martinů. This work is very rarely staged. The audio recording and film adaptation of the opera are cultural feats with an international impact.

Company
Česká televize
Co-production
Nadace Bohuslava Martinů
Country
Czechia
Directed by
Jiří Nekvasil
Camera
Miroslav Gábor
Duration
42 minutes
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Festival Awards
Special Mention for extraordinary Artistic Achievement