Zuzana Vojířová

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Zuzana Vojířová is an opera by Jiří Pauer to the composer's own libretto after the play of the same name by Jan Bor, which is itself based on a romance by František Kubka.[1] The plot concerns the folk tale of nobleman Peter Vok's 30-year-long illicit romance with the miller-knight's daughter Zuzana Vojířová.[2] The opera was written in a Janáček-like idiom and became one of the most successful post-war Czech operas, with 120 performances in Prague alone - long the most performed modern Czech opera.



  1. ^ The American record guide 1982 "The libretto (by Pauer based on a play by Jan Bor which in turn is based on a romance by Frantisek Kubka), packs a lot of punch. It focuses on a thirty-year involvement between Petr Vok, ...
  2. ^ Czech & Slovak Republics Jane Simmonds - 2006 p141 "11 km (7 miles) to the west, is famous with Czech visitors for its 16th-century love story involving one of the most powerful Bohemian lords, Peter Vok of Rožmberk, and a miller's daughter Zuzana Vojířová."
  3. ^ Gramophone review