The Genesis Energy Spring Season of Jenufa
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|Tue 23 Sep ’08, 6:30pm–10:00pm||
Where: Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Dr, Auckland
- C-Reserve: $49.50
- B-Reserve: $69.50
- A-Reserve: $84.50
- Silver: $99.50
- Gold: $124.50
- Premium: $159.50
- Booking fees may apply
Event listed by: nzopera
SEARING OPERA. STUNNING THEATRE
" . . . music theatre as potent as you will ever see.” -THE OBSERVER, UK
You could be excused for not knowing Jenůfa – for Janáček’s operatic tour de force has never been performed in New Zealand, until now.
This famous Glyndebourne Festival production premiered in 1989 and was described as “one of the greatest theatre experiences in the entire history of Glyndebourne.” Ever since, Jenůfa’s ability to deeply engage audiences has earned its reputation as an opera of formidable power!
In Jenůfa, Janáček has created some of the most believable characters in opera, by basing the vocal lines on prose rather than verse. The raw strength and tenderness of Janáček’s musical genius provides a moving emotional foundation for a story which is achingly credible. Jenůfa is not your usual dramatic heroine. She is a real women with desires and hopes – ordinary in her rural background, but extraordinary in her ability to forgive.
With a stellar cast headed by soprano Anne Sophie Duprels as Jenůfa, tenor Tom Randle as Laca, and soprano Margaret Medlyn as Kostelnička. Wyn Davies, The NBR New Zealand Opera’s Director of Music, will take the baton.
More about Jenůfa at www.nzopera.com
With the Chapman Tripp Opera Chorus
Accompanied by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
Sung in Czech with English surtitles