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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.Performers 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 Sky. Corporate Sponsor Artsworld. Producer English National Opera. Translation Norman Tucker. Conductor Charles Mackerras (Sir). Conductor Alexander Briger. Director Christopher Alden. Design Charles Edwards. Lighting Adam Silverman. Costume Sue Willmington. Choreographer Claire Glaskin.
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