Jenufa - La Monnaie (2014) - Jenufa - La Monnaie (2014)

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New production, co-production Teatro Comunale di Bologna

The story of Jenůfa and her stepmother, the verger’s wife, is set within the confines of a closed community. Rivalry, jealousy and social control degenerate into the murder of an illegitimate but innocent child. Leoš Janáček’s third opera, based on the controversial play by Gabriela Preissová, is best known as Jenůfa, but by giving it the subtitle Her stepdaughter, the composer underlined the importance of the stepmother. Janáček’s score was rejected for a long time by the National Theatre in Prague. Jenůfa was nevertheless his breakthrough as a composer in musical theatre, where he used the speech melody as ‘the most authentic expression of the soul’. The Latvian director Alvis Hermanis, one of the masters of European theatre, makes his debut at La Monnaie. Our chief conductor Ludovic Morlot is the musical director.

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Alvis Hermanis

Sally Matthews

Alexia Voulgaridou

Charles Workman

Nicky Spence

Jeanne-Michèle Charbonnet

Carole Wilson

Ivan Ludlow

Alexander Vassiliev

Mireille Capelle

Chloé Briot

Beata Morawska

Work's characters list




Laca Klemen

Števa Buryja

Kostelnička Buryjovka

Grand-mère Starenka Buryjovka

Le meunier (Stárek)

Le maire (Rychtár)

La femme du maire (Rychtárka)


Bergère (Pastuchyňa)