Kaiserlautern: Jenůfa

9 February 2019, Pfalztheater Kaiserlautern, Kaiserlautern, Germany Leoš Janáček: Jenůfa (premiere) Directed by: Urs Häberli, music director: Uwe Sandner Cast: Ilona Krzywicka (Jenůfa), Sabine Hogrefe (Kostelnička), Heiko Börner (Laca), Daniel Kim (Števa) and others Language: German Following performances: 16, 20 and 26 Feb, 3 and 29 Mar, 12 and 26 Apr, 24 May 2019

Wiesbaden: Jenůfa

29 November 2018, Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, Germany Leoš Janáček: Jenůfa (premiere) Directed by: Ingo Kerkhof, music director: Patrick Lange Cast: Sabina Cvilak (Jenůfa), Dalia Schaechter (Kostelnička), Daniel Brenna (Laca), Aaron Cawley (Števa) and others Language: Czech with German subtitles Following performances: 2, 6, 12, 15, 20 and 28 Dec 2018

Leoš Janáček: Jenůfa (Greek premiere)

14 October 2018, Greek National Opera, Athens Leoš Janáček: Jenůfa (Greek premiere) Directed by: Nicola Raab, music director: Lukas Karytinos Cast: Sarah-Jane Brandon/Maria Mitsopoulu (Jenůfa), Sabine Hogrefe/Julia Souglakou (Kostelnička), Frank van Aken (Laca), Dimitris Paksoglou (Števa) and others Following performances: 19, 21, 24 and 27 Oct, 2 Nov 2018

Leoš Janáček: Jenůfa (premiere)

9 October 2018, De Nationale Opera, Amsterdam, Netherlands Leoš Janáček: Jenůfa (premiere) Directed by: Katie Mitchell, music director: Tomáš Netopil Cast: Anette Dasch (Jenůfa), Evelyn Herlitzius (Kostelnička), Pavel Černoch (Laca), Norman Reinhardt (Števa) and others Language: Czech with Dutch subtitles Following performances: 11, 14, 17, 20, 22 and 25 Oct 2018

Moscow: Jenůfa

60 years after its Russian premiere, the Stanislavsky Theatre in Moscow put on a new production of Jenůfa, Leoš Janáček’s most famous operatic work. Sung in Russian, the piece was premiered on 28 February. The creative team was led by the theatre’s long-standing collaborators, director Alexander Titel and conductor Evgeny Brazhnik. Alternating in the leading roles are Elena Bezgodkova and Elena Guseva (Jenůfa), … Read more

Kassel: Jenůfa

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 … Read more

Jenůfa in Victoria, Canada

In co-production with Opéra de Montréal, Pacific Opera Victoria in the capital of British Columbia, Canada, presented a new production of Janáček’s Jenůfa. It was directed by the internationally acclaimed film director of psychological dramas Atom Egoyan, famed, among others, for Academy Award-nominated The Sweet Hereafter, Exotica (awarded a Golden Palm of Cannes) or the erotic thriller Chloe. Egoyan set the story … Read more

Darmstadt: Jenůfa

On Saturday 4 March, Staatstheater Darmstadt premiered a new production of Janáček’s Jenůfa. Its author Dirk Schmeding belongs to experienced Janáček-directors; he directed Jenufa already three years ago at Landestheater Detmold and his first work in Darmstadt was The Cunning Little Vixen. His co-workers from the latter production included other members of the present creative team – stage … Read more

Longborough Festival Opera: Jenůfa

A new production of Jenůfa by Leoš Janáček is one of the four performances played at Longborough Festival Opera this year. Held between June 9 and August 4, this festival offers what is referred to as “country house opera” experience, which means that the works are performed at remote country houses. In addition to the … Read more

Tokyo: Jenůfa

On 28 February Janáček’s Jenůfa was for the first time in history staged at the New National Theatre Tokyo, Japan’s foremost national centre for performing arts. The production, which was created in 2012 at Deutsche Oper Berlin by the director Christof Loy and then conducted by Donald Runnicles, enjoyed a great success two weeks ago, when it reached … Read more