Music and Libretto by Leoš Janáček
Based on the play Její pastorkyňa by Gabriela Preissová
October 12, 14, 20, 2017, at 8 pm
Wednesday, October 18, at 7 pm
Sunday, October 22, at 2:30 pm
The Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton St.
Sung in Czech, with English surtitles
Pre-performance talk 1 hour before curtain
Co-produced with Opéra de Montréal
The piece with which Janáček conquered the world.
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.
WIth the Victoria Symphony and the Pacific Opera Chorus