Libretto: the composer after a play by Gabriela Preissova First Performance: January 21, 1904, National Theatre, Brno First Performance at the Israeli Opera: October 9, 1993 First Performance of this production in the current season: February 13, 2012
This production of ‘Jenůfa’ was originally created for Glyndebourne Opera.
Length of performance: approx. two hours and 30 minutes
A family tragedy in which a strong minded woman murders the baby of her stepdaughter because the father of the child will not marry her. Janácek’s masterpiece focuses on powerful women who have to survive in a male dominated society.