Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra


The Devil`s Wall (Czech: Certova stena) is a comic-romantic opera in three acts, with music by Bedrich Smetana and libretto by Eliska Krasnohorska, in their third operatic collaboration. The subtext of the plot is a Czech legend of a sheer rockface that overlooks the Vltava river, near the old monastery of Vyssi Brod, where the Devil was said to have halted the building of the monastery by damming the Vltava, which then rose and flooded the site.

Lord Vok - baritone
Zavis - contralto
Jarek - tenor
Rarach, the - Devil bass
Hedvika - soprano
Katuska - soprano
Michalek - tenor
Benes - bass


Jarek: Ivo Zidek, Vok Vidkovik: Vaclav Bednar, Zavis: Stepanka Stepanova, Hedvika: Jaroslava Vymazalova, Katuska: Drahomira Tikalova, Michalek: Antonin Votava, Benes: Jaroslav Veverka, Rarach: Karel Kalas. Vocal Ensemble of the Czechoslovak Radio and Prague Radio Orchestra. Rec. - Praha, 1952.
Added by: Andrusha , 01.04.2014 06:17