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Program

9 Oct 2006 00:00 - 28 Oct 2006 00:00

Jenufa - Janácek

ENO continues to champion the music of Leos Janáček with a riveting realisation of Jenůfa, the work that launched the composer’s operatic career. Visionary director David Alden stages a new production of this psychological masterpiece at the London Coliseum with an outstanding cast including star sopranos Amanda Roocroft and Catherine Malfitano and tenors Stuart Skelton and Paul Charles Clarke.

 

9 | 12 | 14 | 18 | 20 | 26 | 28 October  7 performances only

 

 

Making his London opera debut, Russian conductor Mikhail Agrest, who has conducted the Mariinsky (Kirov) Theatre Orchestra all over the world, leads ENO’s Orchestra in Janácek’s compelling and dramatic score.

 

Jenůfa is a powerful opera and a thrillingly modern human drama, exploring themes of sacrifice, loss and redemption.  Following the critical success of ENO’s new production of The Makropulos Case earlier this year, this new co-production with Houston Grand Opera and Washington National Opera is set to be a defining interpretation of arguably Janácek’s greatest opera.

 

Buy online at www.eno.org or call 0870 145 0200 

 

Tickets £10 - £85

 

 

 

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Jenufa Study Day

Saturday 28 October

New Hunt’s House, on the Guy’s Campus of King’s College

 

This unique event will explore the opera, and complement ENO’s production of this psychological masterpiece. 

 

The day will be chaired by Dennis Marks, film maker, broadcaster and former General Director of ENO. Dennis will introduce the event and talk to soprano Kathryn Harries about performing Janáček. Kathryn is an internationally renowned singer who has performed the role of Kostelnicka to great acclaim, and we are delighted she has agreed to perform short excerpts from the piece.

 

Professor John Deathridge, King Edwards Professor of Music at Kings College London, will introduce the themes of the opera and the context of Janáček’s work. We are also pleased to welcome Ilona Klemm, Lecturer in Czech Studies from the University of Glasgow. Ilona will be focusing on the life and work of Gabriela Preissova on whose novel, Her Step-daughter, the opera is based.

 

Further insight into Janáček’s development of the piece will be given by musicologist Mark Audus, who will discuss his recreation of the 1904 ‘original’ version that was unheard until 2004, when his reconstruction of the score was performed by the Warsaw Chamber Orchestra.

 

The day is kindly hosted by King’s College London and will take place in New Hunt’s House, on the Guy’s Campus of King’s College, just a few minutes walk from London Bridge station.  Full details about the venue and a map will be sent out at the time of booking.

 

Call the ENO Box Office on 0870 145 1700, to book tickets and quote 'Czech Offer' to get concessionary rate tickets of  £15.00.

 

 

Venue:

30 Kensington Palace Gardens
W8 4QY London
United Kingdom

Date

From: 9 Oct 2006 00:00
To: 28 Oct 2006 00:00

Organizer:

ENO


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