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Eliška Krásnohorská

(1847 - 1926) Lyricist

Eliška Krásnohorská very often drew themes for her lyrics and smaller prosaic works from the Šumava and Český Krumlov surroundings or the Rožmberk castle. She wrote a libretto to a opera called "The Devil´s Wall", (see Rock Formations Čertova stěna and Luč) the author of which is Bedřich Smetana. The opera tells of the legend of the birth of this natural formation.