Details

A young Cretan girl is given an elixir to extend her life by 300 years and spends the time becoming the greatest singer of all time. But along the way she passes the recipe of the elixir to a lover and now, in 1922, she's 337 years old and in court trying to recover the paper. In the end she wins, but decides not to take the potion but to die as without mortality life has ceased to have meaning. Sung inn English with English titles. Running time: approx. 2hrs

Cast/Performers

Ylva Kihlberg (Emilia Marty), Paul Nilon (Albert Gregor), Mark Le Brocq (Vitek), Stephanie Corley (Kristina), Robert Hayward (Jarostav Prus), Adrian Dwyer (Janek), James Creswell (Dr Kolenatj), Matthew Hargreaves (Technician), Sarah Pring (Cleaning Woman), Nigel Robson (Hauk-Sendorf)

Creatives/Company

Author: Janacek
Company: Opera North
Conductor: Richard Farnes
Director: Tom Cairns
Design: Hildegard Bechtler
Costume: Hildegard Bechtler
Lighting: Bruno Poet
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The Makropulos Affair

The Makropulos Affair (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T0690964547. Details of all The Makropulos Affair archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2013

Archive Listings

22 Nov 12Theatre Royal
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
15 Nov 12Theatre Royal
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
8 Nov 12The Lowry
Salford
Greater Manchester
18 Oct 12
to
2 Nov 12
Grand Theatre and Opera House
Leeds
West Yorkshire
11 Aug 12
to
13 Aug 12
Festival Theatre
Edinburgh
Edinburgh

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