David Radok’s production of The Makropulos Case will have its Hong Kong première at the Hong Kong Arts Festival on 23 February. The production follows Universal Edition’s new critical edition by Jiří Zahrádka, making it “as faithful to Janáček’s intentions as possible”:
Under the auspices of Universal Edition, Janáček’s original publisher, the critical new edition of The Makropulos Case incorporates all the surviving sources for the first time, realising Janáček’s intentions on a well-founded scholarly basis. The autograph full score was compared with three copies made under the composer’s supervision. In addition, the new edition includes valuable notes by the renowned Janáček conductor Sir Charles Mackerras on practical performance.
View the study score of Act 1: