Jenufa with Karita Mattila and Czech Philharmonic

Jenufa with Karita Mattila and Czech Philharmonic
Event on 2016-04-18 00:00:00
Leos Janácek: Jenufa – opera in 3 acts
(concert performance in Czech with English surtitles)
The performance will end at approximately 10pm and includes 2 intervals

Hear one of the leading dramatic sopranos of her generation, Karita Mattila, perform in Janácek’s 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.Performers

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

at Royal Festival Hall
Belvedere Road
City of London, United Kingdom

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