From the House of the Dead
Telling the story of the inmates of a Siberian prison, the opera reflects their feelings of pain, oppression and injustice as each recount why they ended up in jail. Their gloom is eased as they painstakingly nurse an eagle back to health, which comes to symbolize both Russia and the notion of freedom.
Archive :: production:T1594284899, opera or operetta:S1938, venue:V1984858935
Sung in English, with English and Welsh surtitles. Unfinished at the time of Janacek's death, this will be the first time that the opera will be performed in a version that is as close as possible to what Janacek intended Donald Gordon Theatre