Leoš Janáček (1904)
This intense story of love, jealousy and sacrifice is by turns harrowing, heart-wrenching and starkly tragic. It took Janáček ten years to complete his first great opera, and in the final year of its composition he witnessed his own daughter’s painful illness and early death. His soul-piercing score is laced with the suffering caused by this event.
Tom Cairns returns to direct a production acclaimed for its beautifully simple staging and sheer emotional power. A world-class cast includes Susan Bickley (Waltraute, Götterdämmerung) as the Kostelnička and Elizabeth Sikora (Salud’s Grandmother, La vida breve) as Grandmother Buryjkova. In the title role is the Swedish soprano Ylva Kihlberg, who gave a memorably powerful performance as Emilia Marty in The Makropolus Case for the Company in 2012.
Sung in English with English titles
Lasts approximately 2 hours 45 minutes
Mon 26, Wed 28 Oct; Wed 4, Wed 11, Wed 18 Nov
6.15 - 6.45pm
Tickets FREE but must be booked in advance. Click here to book or to find out more
Jenůfa in a Moment
Join us for this interactive introduction to the opera.
Wed 14 Oct 6.30pm, Wed 4, Wed 11 Nov 2.30pm
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