Jenůfa

A Rivalry of Brothers

All eyes in the village are on Jenůfa. Her fiancé sees only a trophy wife. Her rejected suitor sees a chance to avenge the most cutting wrongs in his past. Her righteous stepmother sees her own life’s tragedy about to play out again for her child. The results are two unspeakable crimes which lead to the opera’s true theme—that the wounds of troubled lives can be assuaged through acceptance, forgiveness, and hope. Janáček’s music pulses with vibrant rhythms, pungent harmonies, and lyrical declamation.

Johannes Debus conducts David Alden’s English National Opera staging, which won the prestigious Olivier Award for Best New Production. In its 2016 revival, The Independent gave it a ★★★★★ review, headlining it as “brilliantly effective.” The Sunday Times proclaimed, “This revival takes (Alden’s) coruscating music-drama a notch higher... Janáček’s uplifting conclusion is one of the most beautiful ‘happy ends’ in opera.”

Witness love’s triumph. 


Performed at The Crosby Theatre


Season

2019

Music by

Leoš Janáček

Libretto by

Leoš Janáček

Based on

The play 'Její pastorkyňa' by Gabriela Preissová

Sung in

Czech

Instant Translation Screen

English
Spanish


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"this is an interpretation that seeps under your skin rather than hits you in the solar plexus and is unquestionably all the more powerful for it."

The Guardian [of co-producer ENO's 2016 staging]

Artists

Laura Wilde
Laura Wilde

Jenůfa

Patricia Racette
Patricia Racette

Kostelnička Buryjova

Susanne Mentzer
Susanne Mentzer

Grandmother Buryja

Alexander Lewis
Alexander Lewis

Laca Klemeň

Richard Smagur
Richard Smagur

Števa Buryja

Will Liverman
Will Liverman

Foreman at the Mill

Johannes Debus
Johannes Debus

Conductor

David Alden
David Alden

Director

Charles Edwards
Charles Edwards

Scenic Design

Jon Morrell
Jon Morrell

Costume Design

Duane Schuler
Duane Schuler

Lighting Designer

Susanne Sheston
Susanne Sheston

Chorus Master

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