Janáček Opera will close the Czech Culture Year in Leipzig with Janáček's Jenufa

6 November 2019, 1:00
Janáček Opera will close the Czech Culture Year in Leipzig with Janáček's Jenufa

The Czech Culture Year was launched in October 2018 by the Ball at the Leipzig Opera and culminated with a guest appearance at the Leipzig Book Fair in March 2019. It will also finish at the Leipzig Opera, featuring the National Theatre Brno with its production of Jenufa by Leoš Janáček.

The cities of Leipzig and Brno are united by a 45-year partnership that has strengthened significantly during the Czech Culture Year. Both metropolises played an important role in the life of the composer Leoš Janáček – he studied in Leipzig and lived in Brno. Janáček is of great importance for Brno, not only because of the  Janáček Brno international festival, which won the prestigious International Opera Award in 2019 and whose visitor numbers break records every year. “The National Theatre Brno has become one of the best artists and ensembles of the operatic world with this festival,” says Martin Glaser , director of the National Theatre Brno and director of the latest production of the opera Jenufa in Brno, which will now be staged in Leipzig. The festive performance of the opera Jenufa (also known as Her Foster Daughter) will take place at the Leipzig Opera on 8 November.   

Leoš Janáček: JENUFA

Conductor: Marko Ivanovič

Director: Martin Glaser

Stage design: Pavel Borák

Costumes: Markéta Sládečková

Choirmaster: Josef Pančík

Characters and cast:

Grandmother Buryjovka: Jitka Zerhauová

Laca Klemeň: Jaroslav Březina

Števa Buryja: Tomáš Juhas

Kostelnička: Szilvia Rálik

Jenufa: Pavla Vykopalová

Stárek: Ivan Kusnjer

Mayor: Ladislav Mlejnek

Mayor's wife: Jarmila Balážová

Karolka: Tereza Kyzlinková

Pastuchyňa: Stanislava Jirků

Barena: Lenka Schallenbergerová

Jana: Martina Mádlová

Tetka: Ivona Špičková

Jenufa / photo by Marek Olbrzymek

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