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The Operas of Antonín Dvořák
Leeds, March 2003

Royal Musical Association Study Day and British Premiere Performance "THE OPERAS OF ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK" University of Leeds Saturday 1st March 2003
In association with the Dvořák Society for Czech and Slovak Music, the University of Leeds will host a Study Day focusing on The Operas of Antonín Dvořák. To accompany this event, the School of Music at the University of Leeds will perform the British Premiere of Dvořák's opera Tvrdé palice ("The Stubborn Lovers") on Friday 28th February and Saturday 1st March in the University's Great Hall, conducted by Eno Koço.
Provisional Programme (updated 11/02/03) Start: 10.00am Jan Smaczny (Queens University Belfast): Dvořák and the Provisional Theatre Graham Melville-Mason (Dvořák Society for Czech and Slovak Music): Dvořák biography at the time of Tvrdé palice Jan Dehner (Prague): Czech drama in the 1870s Jarmila Gabrielová (Charles University, Prague): The New Critical Edition of the Works of Antonín Dvořák Stephen Muir (University of Leeds): Towards a critical edition of Tvrdé palice: preliminary findings Geoffrey Chew (Royal Holloway, University of London): Dvořák and Modernism Michael Beckerman (University of California, Santa Barbara, and New York University): Dvořák's Hiawatha opera End: 4.00pm
Further information is available from: Dvořák Study Day Dr Stephen Muir School of Music University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT UK Email: A conference web site has been established, accessible via the "Events" link of the School of Music web site (, or directly at