Los Angeles Opera Presents Janácek's Jenufa
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The last date listed for Janácek's Opera Jenufa was Saturday October 13, 2007 / 7:30pm.
Currently at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion:
- Full Price:
- $65.00 - $75.00
- Our Price:
- $32.00 - $52.00
Now in its 60th year, the pioneering Paul Taylor Dance Company stages several of its acclaimed pieces at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Dubbed the "naughty boy" of dance by Martha Graham, Taylor's not only one of the greatest modern choreographers of the 20th century, he's also one of the 21st century's most daring innovators, still creating well into his 80s. His 16-member company embodies his continuing genius and nurtures new talent -- Tony winners Twyla Tharp and David Parsons are among its many distinguished alumni. Expect a wonderful show of kinetic movement, enthralling storytelling and surprising humor from one of the true legends of the form. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
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While not lyrical like a Puccini or Verdi opera, this music is beautiful and the complex, psychologically probing story is engaging. The lead singers are wonderful. The sets are minimal and neither add to nor detract from the drama.
Quotes & Highlights
- Winner of the 2007 Olivier Award for Best Opera
- "There are some nights at the opera when director and designer, cast and conductor, composer and masterpiece coalesce into something so powerful, so affecting, so right as to transcend memories of the most vivid previous productions. Such is the thrilling case with David Alden's new staging of Janácek's <em>Jenufa</em>." --<em>The Observer</em> (UK)
<p>Nowhere in opera is reality more raw and uncensored than in Jenufa, an intensely dramatic and deeply moving opera by the great Czech composer Leos Janácek. The innocent peasant girl Jenufa loves the town's feckless playboy too passionately, and the devoted Laca loves her too jealously. Meanwhile, her self-righteous stepmother's misguided style of tough love leads to tragic results.
When this riveting production premiered at the Metropolitan Opera, New York magazine praised director Olivier Tambosi: "He explores the characters' actions with blistering intensity." Jenufa promises an evening of gripping drama and compelling music you won't soon forget.
Jenufa: Karita Mattila
Laca: Kim Begley
Kostelnicka Burjova: Eva Urbanova
Steva: Jorma Silvasti
Grandmother Buryja: Elizabeth Bishop
Mill Foreman: Jason Stearns
Mayor of the Village: James Creswell
Karolka: Lauren McNeese
Mayor's Wife: Margaret Thompson
Jano: Lori Ann Fuller
Conductor: James Conlon
Director: Olivier Tambosi
Designer: Frank Philipp Schlössmann
</p> Company premiere.
Production from the Metropolitan Opera.
Sung in Czech with English supertitles.
Artists and dates are subject to change.
There will be a pre-performance lecture one hour prior to each performance.