He has returned to Prague with his adult twin sons, Petr and Matej, to direct the jazz opera A Walk Worthwhile at the Narodn‹ divadlo (Czech National Theater), one of the country's most prestigious. Opening night is this Sunday, April 22.
"I never did an opera on a stage. Filmmaking is a piece of cake compared to theater," The Associated Press quotes the 75-year-old director as saying at a press conference yesterday in the Czech capital.
The work itself is familiar to Forman, at least: he saw the piece, written by Jir‹ Suchy and Jir‹ Slitr, during its initial run in Prague in the 1960s and directed a television version of it in 1966, according to the AP.