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Thursday October 12th, 2017 at 8 PM

Royal Theatre

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In Czech with English surtitles

A monument of 20th century opera, Jenůfa has been called the piece with which Janáček conquered the world.  The drama centres on the complex relationship between two formidable women – Jenůfa and her stepmother – and the consequences when Jenůfa has a child out of wedlock.

Fusing folk harmonies with the rhythms of the Czech language, Janáček creates a distinctive musical voice that is at once lush and gritty, radiant and haunting.