The Heroine of the Week Is Ema Destinnová

  • 22. 01. 2021
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Ema Destinnová © Anna Neumannová

World-famous opera singer and soprano who performed on stages in Berlin, London, Vienna and Paris. At the New York Metropolitan Opera she formed an unforgettable duo with the famous tenor Enrico Caruso.  

© Radio Prague International

About the project

An illustrated mosaic of the stories of prominent Czech women - rulers, politicians, artists, scientists, and athletes – who left an important mark on history and the present day in the Czech lands and internationally. The project is inspired by the 100th anniversary of the ratification of women’s suffrage in Czechoslovakia in 1920 and the 200th birthday of author Božena Němcová. It offers portraits of fifty distinguished female personalities as seen through the eyes of the contemporary wave of young illustrators, students of the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art at the University of West Bohemia under the guidance of their mentor and teacher Renáta Fučíková. The profiles of the selected hereoines were written by the historian Lenka Křížová and the writer Kateřina Tučková. The exhibition project has been complemented by a book of the same name, published in autumn 2020.

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