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Janácek's Opera "Jenufa"
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4.6 average rating
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12 reviews
3 stars
attended Sep 30 2007

The seats were excellent; a good deal at half price. The music by Janacek was beautiful and the singers were exceptional. I enjoyed the folk music aspect. There is very little use of the chorus in this opera, which makes it a little more boring...continued

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10 stars
attended Sep 30 2007

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.

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12 reviews
11 stars
attended Sep 30 2007

Earthshattering! Life changing experience! Two of the best femaie singing actresses in the world in this gorgeous opera--probably the best opera of the 20th century. Directing was only OK and the stage design (what was that huge "symbolist" rock...continued

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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 Jenufa.” —The Observer (UK)


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.

Cast List

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    

Creative Team

Conductor: James Conlon

Director: Olivier Tambosi

Designer: Frank Philipp Schlössmann

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.