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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.


amanda Roocroft (Jenufa), Michaela Martens (Kostelnicka), Robert Brubaker (Laca Klemen), Tom Randle (Steva Buryja), Susan Gorton (Grandmother), Iain Paterson (Foreman), Mairead Buicke (Karolka)


Music: Janacek
Lyrics: Janacek (after Preissova)
Corporate Sponsor: skyARTS
Producer: English National Opera
Conductor: Eivind Gullberg Jensen
Director: David Alden
Design(s): Charles Edwards, Jean-Marc Puissant (associate designer)
Costume: Jon Morrell
Lighting: Adam Silverman
Choreographer: claire Glaskin
Translation(s): Otakar Kraus, Edward Downes
CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020, restrictions were lifted on 19th July 2021. Please note that iUKTDb archive listings between March 2020 and July 2021 may not be accurate as we did not receive details of all rescheduled and cancelled shows.


Jenufa (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T757537987. Details of all Jenufa archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S6298

Archive Listings

12 Mar 09
21 Mar 09
London Coliseum
West End
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