Leoš Janácek composed his opera Její pastorkyňa, better known by the title Jenufa, between 1894 and 1903. The reconstructed original version of 1904 essentially shows the work in the state in which it was premièred at the Brno National Theatre on 21 January 1904.
Many of the characteristics that make Janácek’s music so unique are already recognisable; the composer seems to be literally in the process of development towards his own unmistakable style. On 4 November Opéra de Rennes shows this version in a new production by Pierre Constant. Ondrej Olos conducts the Orchestre de Bretagne.
further performances: 6, 8 and 10/11
Original version of 1904, reconstructed by Mark Audus
Production: Pierre Constant
Pavla Vykopalová, Jenufa
Choeur de l’Opéra de Rennes
Orchestre de Bretagne, c. Ondrej Olos
Coproduction Opéra de Limoges, Opéra de Reims
En collaboration avec le Théâtre National de Brno