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Greek Passion, The [Řecké pašije]locked

  • Jan Smaczny

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Opera in four acts by bohuslav Martinů to his own libretto with Nikos Kazantzakis after Jonathan Griffin’s translation of Kazantzakis’s novel Christ Recrucified; Zürich, Stadttheater, 9 June 1961.

In late summer 1954 Martinů intended to set an operatic text dealing with Czech or Slovak subject matter, but his encounter with Kazantzakis’s novel ...

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