The Emperor’s Nightingale

The Emperor’s Nightingale

Once upon a time there was a Chinese emperor who loved the singing of a nightingale. Then one day he received an unusual gift: a mechanical toy nightingale wound up with a key. But can it replace the lovely song of a live nightingale? And what happens if the toy breaks?

Duration of the programme 1 hours
For preschools and schools


Viktor Mazáček violin

Jaroslav Novák guitar

Ladislav Horák accordion 

Dominika Prokopová narrator

Eva Filipová author

The program for children is based on a musical part but also on a spoken word that will be given in Czech language only. The program will not be supplied with English subtitles.

Let’s listen to Andersen’s fairy tale The Emperor’s Nightingale and experience it together in an enchanting musical setting by composer Václav Trojan. We’ll listen to the ancient tale, sing with the nightingale, accompany it by making sounds using our bodies, and our emissaries will even honour the emperor by playing Orff instruments. The members of the Trojan Trio will provide the non-traditional accompaniment.

Rudolfinum — Suk Hall

4/22/2021 Thursday 9:00 AM

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4/22/2021 Thursday 11:00 AM

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4/23/2021 Friday 9:00 AM

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4/23/2021 Friday 11:00 AM

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