One of the nine opera performances Staatstheater Kassel (Hesse) produced this year was Janáček’s Jenůfa. The sold-out premiere which took place on 10 February was preceded a few days earlier by a public talk introducing not only the most famous of Moravian composers and his music but also the background of the Kassel production.
The opera was directed by the Staatstheater’s drama ensemble’s director Markus Dietz and conducted by local music director Francesco Angelico. Permanent member of the ensemble, Jaclyn Bermudez stars in the title role of Jenůfa, the other parts are performed by Ulrike Schneider (Kostelnička), George Oniani (Laca) or Tobias Hächler (Števa). There will be eleven more performances during the 2017/18 season.
10 February 2018, Staatstheater Kassel, Kassel, Germany
Leoš Janáček: Jenůfa (world premiere)
directed by: Markus Dietz, music director: Francesco Angelico
following performances: 17, 23.2 and 28 Feb, 8, 10 and 18 Mar, 1, 8 and 24 Apr, 14 and 21 Jun 2018