The piece with which Janáček conquered the world.
Music and Libretto by Leoš Janáček
Based on the play Její pastorkyňa by Gabriela Preissová
October 12 to 22, 2017, at the Royal Theatre
Lara Ciekiewicz – Jenůfa
Emilia Boteva – Kostelnička
Colin Judson – Laca
Adam Luther – Števa
Lynne McMurtry – Grandmother
Peter McGillivray – Stárek
Andrea Hill – Karolka
Timothy Vernon – Conductor
Atom Egoyan – Director
Debra Hanson – Production Designer
Michael Walton – Lighting Designer
Internationally known director Atom Egoyan returns to Victoria to direct Leoš Janáček’s gripping masterpiece, Jenůfa. This monument of 20th century opera centres on the relationship between two formidable women – Jenůfa and her stepmother – and the consequences when Jenůfa has a child out of wedlock. Janáček’s distinctive musical voice, mixing folk harmonies with the rhythms of spoken Czech, is radiant and haunting.