With his third opera Jenůfa Leoš Janáček succeeded in making his breakthrough as an operatic composer. Since the premiere of this moving story about the fate of the sexton and her stepdaughter Jenůfa at the Brno National Theatre in 1904, it has become one of the composer’s most frequently performed works.
Between 23 June and 8 July Mark Wigglesworth conducts six performances of David Alden’s production at the English National Opera, American soprano Laura Wilde makes her role debut as Jenůfa, with Michaela Martens as her stepmother the Kostelnička.
We dedicated the second issue of our digital magazine MusikSalon to the music of Leoš Janáček. Find interviews with Jiří Zahrádka, David Pountney, Jakub Hrůša and others on our MusikSalon: