After 13 years, Tom Cairns returns to direct his acclaimed production of Leoš Janáček’s Jenůfa that opens at Leeds Grand Theatre on Thursday 22 October. The cast includes Susan Bickley as the Kostelnička and Elizabeth Sikora as Grandmother Buryjkova. In the title role is Swedish soprano Ylva Kihlberg, who gave a memorably powerful performance as Emilia Marty in The Makropolus Case for Opera North in 2012.
After Leeds, Jenůfa tours to Newcastle Theatre Royal, The Lowry, Salford Quays and Nottingham Theatre Royal.
Earlier this year, we dedicated an 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: