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Jenufa

DVD
118 min
1989
M1500 .J32 J4291 1989 DVD

Opera in three acts. Music by Leos Janácek.

Under the direction of Nikolaus Lehnhoff, the renowned Glyndebourne Festival Opera brings to life Leðs Janácek's masterpiece Jenufa - a tale of passion, betrayal, and the transfiguring power of love. Soprano Anja Silja sings the role of the embittered widow, Kostelnicka, who drowns her infant grandson to save her beloved stepdaughter Jenufa (Roberta Alexander) from the shame and hardship of raising an illegitimate child.

This highly acclaimed production resurrects the Brno version of the opera, unseen and unheard since its 1904 debut. Conducted by Andrew Davis, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and a stellar cast restore Jenufa to its original poignancy and raw brilliance, exploring how love and honor gone awry can lead to tragedy.

Sung in Czech, English subtitles.

Distributed by Kultur (www.kultur.com).

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