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18 Apr 2016 19:00

Jenůfa with Karita Mattila and Czech Philharmonic

Hear one of the leading dramatic sopranos of her generation, Karita Mattila, perform in Janáčeks powerful music drama. Jirí Belohlávek conducts the Czech Philharmonic in this tragedy about village life, with heartbreak, jealousy and child murder at its heart. As in Janácek’s other operas, the emotional impact of the story is delivered powerfully, realistically and without sentimentality. It’s immediacy comes, in part, from the melodies which are derived directly from the Czech language, underpinned by the composer’s vivid orchestrations.


Czech Philharmonic
Jirí Bélohlávek conductor
Adriana Kohútková soprano, Jenufa
Karita Mattila soprano, Kostelnicka Buryjovka
Jaroslav Brezina tenor, Steva Buryja
Ales Briscein tenor, Laca Klemen
Svatopluk Sem baritone, Stárek (foreman)
Yvona Skvárová mezzo-soprano, Starenka Buryjovka (grandmother)
Lucie Silkenová mezzo-soprano, Karolka
Ludek Vele bass, Rychtár (mayor)
Jana Hrochová mezzo-soprano, Rychtárka (mayor's wife)
Marta Reichelová soprano, Jano
Katerina Jalovcová mezzo-soprano, Pastuchyna (herdswoman)
Katerina Kneziková soprano, Barena (servant girl)
Czech Philharmonic Choir Brno

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Janáček's Jenůfa: In Depth
9 April 2016, 12 pm - 4 pm

Level 5 Function Room at Royal Festival Hall
Delve deeper into this masterpiece in our What You Need to Know study afternoon. Join experts for interactive discussion, talks, films and musical demonstrations which open up the world of Prague at the turn of the 20th century.
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Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX


18 Apr 2016 19:00


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