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Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy: Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina
Dramatization of the widely acclaimed novel of fateful love between a young military officer and a married woman. A story of passion triumphing over social conventions, but not over itself.

Saturday 13. June 2009 - 19:00, Premiere, Hall of Drama, the new building of SND

No performance.

Premiere: 13 and 14 Juni 2009 New Building, Drama Stage
This performance in no longer in our repertoire. The last performance was 29. Juni 2012 New Building, Drama Stage

Translation: Naďa Szabová
Dramatization: Roman Polák, Daniel Majling
Directed by: Roman Polák
Dramaturgy: Darina Abrahámová, Daniel Majling a. h.
Set designer: Jaroslav Valek
Costume designer: Peter Čanecký
Michal Novinski
Vronsky: Tomáš Maštalír
Anna: Zuzana Fialová
Levin: Ľuboš Kostelný
Kitty: Táňa Pauhofová
Karenin: Martin Huba
Lydia Ivanovna: Soňa Valentová-Hasprová
Dolly: Gabriela Dzuríková
Stiva: Ondrej Kovaľ
Zuzana Cigánová
Dušan Jamrich
Nordston: Ivana Kuxová
Betsy: Henrieta Mičkovicová a. h.
Nikolaj: Vladimír Obšil
Maša: Ingrid Timková
Jašvin: Alexander Bárta
Ján Koleník
Agafia: Eva Krížiková
Kozyrev: Štefan Bučko

The story of the fateful love between young officer Vronsky and a married woman – Anna Karenina, need not be introduced any further. It depicts the borderless passion capable of breaking through the social conventions only to wane in the drab monotony of every-day life and turn into an ordeal.

Anna Karenina is at the centre of the play, nevertheless, without the life stories of the other heroines, her story would be incomplete and without context. Anna Karenina is surrounded by an entire legion of women – a coquette, a sufferer, a caregiver, an innocent, a saint etc. Each of them enters into relationships with men in her own way.

In our production, the relationship between two the lovers – Karenina and Vronsky, is shown in  context with other male-female relationships of the novel. Romance and suffering, pragmatic marriages, the sorrow and delight of short-term sexual relations – they are all various shapes of love, from passion to resignation.


Running time: 4 hrs 15 mins with one interval


Lev Nikolajevič Tolstoj: Anna Kareninová

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