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.


Cheryl Barker (Emilia Marty, Robert Brubaker (Albert Gregor), John Graham-Hall (Vitek), Neal Davies (Dr Kolenaty, Graham Clark (Hauk-Sendorf), Elena Xanthoudakis, John Wegner, Thomas Walker, Graeme Danby, Susanna Tudor-Thomas


Author: Janacek
Corporate Sponsor(s): Sky, Artsworld
Producer: English National Opera
Translation: Norman Tucker
Conductor(s): Charles Mackerras (Sir), Alexander Briger
Director: Christopher Alden
Design: Charles Edwards
Lighting: Adam Silverman
Costume: Sue Willmington
Choreographer: Claire Glaskin
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The Makropulos Affair

The Makropulos Affair (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T0550841755. Details of all The Makropulos Affair archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2013

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18 May 06
9 Jun 06
London Coliseum
West End
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