2 hours 40 minutes, 2 intermission 20 minutesLanguage
In Czech, English, German subtitlesPremiere
September 11, 2005
Opera Janáček’s world-famous drama presents human relationships formed by the harsh environment of a self–contained rural community where one lives constantly under the watch of others.
The National Theatre Opera Chorus and Orchestra
Ballet of the National Theatre Opera
This plagues the life of Jenůfa and, above all, influences the conduct of her stepmother, Kostelnička (the Sacristian), who at any cost strives to maintain her position and the respect of the whole village. She does so through secretly murdering Jenůfa’s extramarital child.
Approximate running time, including intermissions: 2 hours, 40 minutes, two 20-minute intermissions
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