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The beer-fuelled Mr Broucek's adventures take him through space and time: first to the moon and then to the middle of the revolution in 15th century Prague. By turns funny, surreal, tender and thrilling, the opera is full of wonderful portraits and parodies - of Janacek's homeland. Sung in English. Running time approx. 2 hours 30 minutesPerformers John Graham Hall (Broucek), Jonathan Best (Sacristan/Lunar Bore/Domsik of Bell), Anne Sophie Dupreis (Malinka/Etherea/Kunka), Adrian Dwyer (Student/Composer/Voiceova/Miroslav), Jeffrey Lloyd roberts (Mazal/Blankytny/Petrik), Frances McCafferty (Fanny Novakova/Kedruta), Donald Maxwell (Wurfi/Patron/Councillor), Philip O'Brien (Student/Allova/Vojta), Claire Wild (Potboy/Child Prodigy), Grant Doyle (Apparition).
Music Janacek. Company Opera North. Conductor Martin Andre. Director John Fulljames. Design Alex Lowde. Lighting Lucy Carter. Choreographer Ben Wright. Design Finn Ross.
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