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The Makropulos Case

95 min
M1500 .J32 V491 2003 DVD

Opera in three acts. Music by Leos Janácek. Libretto by Leos Janácek after the play by Karel Capek.

The Makropulos Case focuses on the issue of longevity - the pros and cons of living for 337 years, as happens to the mysterious Emilia Marty, the sexually irrestible prima donna who's seen it all and done it all. Part grotesque human comedy, part profound personal tragedy, this opera examines the eternal mystery of human existence with uniquely life-enhancing vision.

Opera in three acts.

Libretto by the composer after the play by Karel Capek.

Anja Silja (Emilia Marty) ; Kim Begley (Albert Gregor) ; Victor Braun (Baron Prus) ; Andrew Shore (Dr. Kolenatý ; The London Philharmonic. Conductor, Andrew Davis ; director, Nikolaus Lehnhoff ; director for television, Brian Large.

Sung in Czech, with optional English, German, and Spanish subtitles.

Distributed by Kultur (

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