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Work: Jenůfa

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ComposerJanáček, Leoš (1854-1928)
Period20th century
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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Janáček: Jenůfa
Jaroslav Kyzlink; Jiří Nekvasil; Prague National Theatre Opera; Daniel Dvořák; Alžběta Poláčková; Eva Urbanová


Janáček: Jenůfa
Evgeny Brazhnik; Alexander Titel; Stanislavsky Opera; Vladimir Arefiev; Elena Stepanova; Elena Bezgodkova; Elena Guseva
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“Soap opera at its best”: Katie Mitchell's Jenůfa

Evelyn Herlitzius (Kostelnička) and Annette Dasch (Jenůfa) © Ruth Walz
Katie Mitchell's second production of Jenůfa is a straightforward, effective reading of the libretto well supported by excellent singing actors.
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Stunning revival of Jenůfa in Munich

Hanna Schwarz (Buryjovka) and Karita Mattila (Kostelnička) © Wilfried Hösl (March 2017)
Munich revived a thoughtful modern production of Janáček's Jenůfa, with fine orchestral direction and strong singing doing full justice to the rich score.
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An emotionally gripping Jenůfa for Grange Park Opera

Peter Hoare (Laca) and Natalya Romaniw (Jenůfa) © Robert Workman
Grange Park Opera scored a direct hit with a fine production of Janáček's masterpiece, led by a superb performances from Natalya Romaniw and Susan Bullock as Jenůfa and the Kostelnička.
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An intense Jenůfa in Stockholm

Malin Byström (Jenůfa) © Maryam Barari
Annilese Miskimmon's production brings to life the sinister, stormy story of Janáček's masterpiece in an Irish setting.
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Karita Mattila still steals Jenůfa at the Met

Karita Mattila (Kostelnička) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
Olivier Tambosi’s controversial production of Janáček's Jenůfa first appeared at the Met in 2003.
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