DetailsJanacek's rarely performed opera Osud tells the story of a composer, Zivny, who has written an autobiographical opera about his obsessive, tormented love for M?la, with whom he has a young son. The last act is unfinished, however: the opera cannot be concluded until it has been lived. Sung in English with English titles. Playing as part of 'The Little Greats: Short operas with huge emotions' as a double bill on some dates with Trouble in Tahiti, Cavalleria rusticana or L'enfant et les sortileges.
Cast/Performers Giselle Allen (Mila Valkova), John Graham-Hall (Zivny), Rosalind Plowright (Mila's Mother), Peter Auty (Dr Suda), Richard Burkhard (Lhotsky), Ann Taylor (Miss Stuhla)
Company: Opera North
Conductor: Aleksandar Markovic
Director(s): Annabel Arden, Tim Claydon (movement director)
Design: Charles Edwards
Costume: Hannah Clark
Lighting: Charles Edwards