With his third opera Jenufa Léos Janácek succeeded in making his breakthrough as an operatic composer. Since the première of this moving story about the fate of the sexton and her stepdaughter Jenufa at the Brno National Theatre in 1904, it has become one of the composer’s most frequently performed works. Janácek was the first to succeed in transforming everyday speech directly into music. From 19 November Janáceks opera can be seen at the Malmö Opera in a new production by Orpha Phelan.
Leos Janácek: Jenufa (Brno
Further performances: 23 and 27/11; 1, 4, 6, 9, 14 and 27/12
Production: Orpha Phelan
Stage design: Leslie Travers
Malmö Operakör, Malmö Operaorkester, c. Marko Ivanovic/Stefan Solyom
Erika Sunnegardh, Jenufa