VenueBristol Hippodrome
CountyCity of Bristol
From29th March 2022
To29th March 2022
What is currently on at Bristol Hippodrome (V856)
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Set in Moravia in 1900. Jenufa, loved by Laca, has a son by Steva. Steva denies responsibility and is set to marry the mayor's daughter Karolka. Thinking that she would aid a marriage between Laca and Jenufa the sexton, Kostelnicka drowns the baby in the brook and tells Jenufa that it has died. Jenufa and Laca are about to be married as are Steva and Karolka. As the ceremony begins news comes that the body of a baby has been found under the ice. The Kostelnicka steps forward and confesses her guilt. Comforted by Jenufa's forgiveness, she is led away. Jenufa now turns to Laca and gives him his freedom; but he is faithful, and as the curtain falls they pledge their love.
Music Janacek
Lyrics Janacek (after Preissova)

Archive :: production:T0171108611, opera or operetta:S6298, venue:V856

Production details

Sung in Czech with surtitles in English


Company Welsh National Opera
Conductor Toma Hanus
Director Katie Mitchell (original director)
Director Eloise Lally (revival director)
Director Sarah Crisp (staff director)
Director Madeleine Brooks (director placement)
Director Struan Leslie (movement)
Design Vicki Mortimer (original designer)
Lighting Nigel Edwards (original lighting designer)
Performer Elizabeth Llewellyn (Jenufa)
Performer Peter Berger (Laca Kleman)
Performer Peter Auty (Mar 18/25 Apr 5)
Performer Rhodri Prys Jones (Steva Buryja)
Performer Adam Gilbert (Steva Buryja)
Performer Aaron O'Hare (Starek)
Performer Angela Denoke (Kostelnicka Burjovka)
Performer Eliska Weissova (Kostelnicka Burjovka)
Performer Sion Goronwy (Mayor)
Performer Rosie Hay (Barena)
Performer Sian Meinir (Grandmother Buryja)
Performer Helen Jarmany (Mayor's Wife)
Performer Francesca Saracino (Karolka)
Performer Isabelle Peters (Jana)
Performer Sarah Pope (Neighbour)

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