Jenůfa

JEJÍ PASTORKYŇA (HER STEPDAUGHTER)

OPERA IN THREE ACTS (1904)

MUSIC BY

Leoš Janáček

TEXT BY

Leoš Janáček based on the eponymous play
by Gabriela Preissová

The rigid morals of a village community put a young woman under pressure: Jenůfa is pregnant by her lover Števa, but he rejects her and retracts his offer of marriage. Once the child is born, Jenůfa’s stepmother, the village sextoness, is worried about the young woman’s reputation as well as her own future. When Laca, another marriage suitor, offers Jenůfa his hand in marriage, the sextoness thinks that life would be better for all of them without the child …

Leoš Janáček’s third opera, with its echoes of folk music from the composer’s native Moravia, was his first real success and was given the sobriquet of »Moravia’s national opera«. Besides this, Janáček’s music has a special quality: while it explores psychological extremes leading to violence and infanticide, and lays bare characters’ emotions in an unsparing manner, no one is judged. His opera even ends with a final act of forgiveness – a moral that seems virtually impossible after the numerous gruesome revelations and admissions of guilt and attests to Janáček’s humanist stance. »Jenůfa« (in Czech »Její pastorkyňa« – »Her Stepdaughter«) has a special relationship with the Staatsoper Unter den Linden: when it premiered in Berlin in 1924, its breakthrough on the German stage was assured. Following »From the House of the Dead», »Katya Kabanova« and the »Glagolitic Mass« in previous seasons, the engagement with Janáček’s chief works now continues with »Jenůfa«.

Dates

Start of single ticket sales on 27. November 2021 12 noon. Start of advance ticket sales for pre-sale customers seven days before.
Duration: approx. 2:00 hrs no interval
Language: In Czech language with German and English surtitles

Cast

Start of single ticket sales on 27. November 2021 12 noon. Start of advance ticket sales for pre-sale customers seven days before.
Duration: approx. 2:00 hrs no interval
Language: In Czech language with German and English surtitles

Cast

Start of single ticket sales on 27. November 2021 12 noon. Start of advance ticket sales for pre-sale customers seven days before.
Duration: approx. 2:00 hrs no interval
Language: In Czech language with German and English surtitles

Cast

Start of single ticket sales on 27. November 2021 12 noon. Start of advance ticket sales for pre-sale customers seven days before.
Duration: approx. 2:00 hrs no interval
Language: In Czech language with German and English surtitles

Cast

For the last time this season
Start of single ticket sales on 27. November 2021 12 noon. Start of advance ticket sales for pre-sale customers seven days before.
Duration: approx. 2:00 hrs no interval
Language: In Czech language with German and English surtitles

Cast

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