Libreto: Leoš Janáček Hudební nastudování: Tomáš Hanák Dirigent: Tomáš Hanák Petr Šumník Režie: Václav Málek Sbormistr: Lubomíra Hellová Choreografie: Robert Balogh Scéna: Jaroslav Záděra Kostýmy: Eliška Lupačová Asistent režie: Petr Hloužek Hudební příprava: Milada Jedličková Lucie Kaucká Inspicient: Radek Vojtěch

Actors:

Stařenka Buryjovka: Zdeňka Mollíková / Šárka Maršálová, j. h.
Laca Klemeň: Jakub Rousek / Milan Vlček j. h.
Števa Buryja: Petr Martínek / Juraj Nociar, j. h. / Jakub Rousek
Kostelnička: Magda Málková / Ilona Rédlová, j. h.
Jenůfa: Radoslava Mičová / Barbora Řeřichová, j. h.
Stárek: Martin Štolba / Jakub Tolaš, j. h.
Rychtář: Jiří Přibyl / David Szendiuch
Rychtářka: Elena Gazdíková / Lea Vítková
Karolka: Lucie Skácelíková / Markéta Zahnašová
Pastuchyňa: Vendula Hlubková / Věra Veselská / Kateřina Hloušková
Barena: Eva Wolfová Zatloukalová / Iva Ryzová, j. h.
Jano: Iva Ryzová, j. h. / Lucie Kordová

Leoš Janáček

Jenůfa (Her Stepdaughter)

Opera in three acts


The composer wrote this masterpiece in 1896 – 1902 for his own libretto based on the play Her Stepdaughter by Gabriela Preissová. This is Janáček’s third opera, a breakthrough work in which we can hear characteristic features of unique style of the composer in his distinctive voice. Its importance lies in the fact that on the global scale, it is one of the first operas written in prose. Janáček offered the opera to the National Theatre in Prague upon finishing, which declined it, to the author’s great disappointment. It was first performed in unsuitable conditions in 1904 at National Theatre, Brno with great success. Jenůfa was revised in 1908 and it was only in 1916, thus altered, it was performed in Prague in a revised version by chief conductor Karel Kovařic, altering the orchestration to which Janáček agreed upon, at last. The opera was well-received and was performed in a several European capitals even during Janáček’s life. Today, it is one of the worlds repertoire operas which we are performing on the occasion of 90 year anniversary of Leoš Janáček’s death.