VenueLondon Coliseum
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From18th May 2006
To9th June 2006
WhenMay 18,20,24,26,30, Jun 2,7,9
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The Makropulos Affair

The Makropulos AffairT0550841755
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.
Author Janacek

Archive :: production:T0550841755, opera or operetta:S2013, venue:V376
Current production:Work

Production details

Special Performances

  • 7 Jun 06 Sign Interpreted


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

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