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"The Pieta" Prague Local Custom Tip by zrim

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  Don Giovanni Sculpture
by zrim

This bronze sculpture commemorates the opening of Mozart's Don Giovanni in Prague on October 29, 1787. Don Giovanni was well received in Prague--not so in Vienna.

The sculptor (or is it sculptress?) of the haunting work is Anna Chromy. She has a pretty interesting website at: For example, I found out that Ms. Chromy moved from Prague to Paris in 1970 and became a protege of the famous Salvidor Dali.

The sculpture, Pieta, is one of a group of eight that portrays the major characters of Don Giovanni and it is considered Chromy's most important work to date.

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  • Written Jul 10, 2004
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