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
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Archive listings for The Makropulos Affair

Work type: Opera or Operetta. There are performances of this work in the listings (current and future) database, see The Makropulos Affair


Sung inn English with English titles. Running time: approx. 2hrsCompany Opera North. Conductor Richard Farnes. Director Tom Cairns. Design Hildegard Bechtler. Costume Hildegard Bechtler. Lighting Bruno Poet. Performer Ylva Kihlberg (Emilia Marty). Performer Paul Nilon (Albert Gregor). Performer Mark Le Brocq (Vitek). Performer Stephanie Corley (Kristina). Performer Robert Hayward (Jarostav Prus). Performer Adrian Dwyer (Janek). Performer James Creswell (Dr Kolenatj). Performer Matthew Hargreaves (Technician). Performer Sarah Pring (Cleaning Woman). Performer Nigel Robson (Hauk-Sendorf).
22 Nov 12Theatre Royal, Nottingham :: V462
listing details L1466025369
15 Nov 12Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne :: V570
listing details L764856481
8 Nov 12The Lowry, Salford :: V0655996499
listing details L0393858312
18 Oct 12 to 2 Nov 12Grand Theatre and Opera House, Leeds :: V975
listing details L01896953812
11 Aug 12 to 13 Aug 12Festival Theatre, Edinburgh :: V600
listing details L1559704038


Running time: 2hrs 20minsProducer English National Opera. Producer National Theatre Prague. Conductor Richard Armstrong (Sir). Director Christopher Alden. Design Charles Edwards. Costume Sue Willmington. Lighting Adam Silverman. Performer Amanda Roocroft (Emilia Marty). Performer Andrew Shore. Performer Alasdair Elliott. Performer Peter Hoare. Performer Ashley Holland.
20 Sep 10 to 5 Oct 10London Coliseum, West End :: V376
listing details L358819146


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.
18 May 06 to 9 Jun 06London Coliseum, West End :: V376
listing details L1257660020


Sung in Czech with English supertitles. A revival of the 1997 production.Company Glyndebourne Opera. Conductor Peter Eotvos. Director Nikolaus Lehnhoff. Design Tobias Hoheisel. Lighting Mark Henderson (original). Lighting Jon Stevens (revival). Company London Philharmonic Orchestra. Company Glyndebourne Chorus. Performer Niel Jenkins (Vitek). Performer Par Lindskog (Albert Gregor). Performer Linda Tuvas (Kristina). Performer Jonathan Veira (Dr Kolenaty). Performer Anja Silja (Emilia Marty). Performer Steven Page (Baron Jaroslav Prus). Performer Menai Davies (Cleaner). Performer Timothy Robinson (Janek). Performer Nigel Douglas (Hauk-Sendorf). Performer Susan Gorton (Chambermaid).
29 Jun 01 to 22 Aug 01Glyndebourne, Lewes :: V671
listing details L779601968


Sung in English. On tour.Company Scottish Opera. Lighting Wolfgang Gobbel. Director Antony McDonald. Performer Regina Hanley. Performer David Owen. Performer James Nelson. Performer Jeni Bern. Performer Tom McVeigh. Performer Alexander Anderson-Hall. Performer Giles Davies.
20 Oct 98Motherwell Theatre, Motherwell :: V632
listing details L210594928
19 Sep 98MacRobert Arts Centre, Stirling :: V642
listing details L0353040609
17 Sep 98Dundee Repertory Theatre, Dundee :: V596
listing details L69203791
15 Sep 98Gaiety Theatre, Ayr :: V591
listing details L0968872345


Sung in Czech, English surtitles.Company Glyndebourne Touring Opera. Conductor Martin Andre. Director Nikolaus Lehnhoff. Design Toblas Hoheisel. Performer Kristine Clesinski. Performer Adele Eikenes. Performer Nigel Douglas. Performer Neil Jenkins. Performer Christian Papis. Performer Robert Poulton. Performer Jonathan Veira.
5 Dec 97Mayflower Theatre, Southampton :: V774
listing details L1811331815
28 Nov 97Theatre Royal Plymouth, Plymouth :: V895
listing details L1432258163
20 Nov 97Palace Theatre, Manchester :: V490
listing details L922502570
13 Nov 97New Theatre, Oxford :: V802
listing details L0603029824
30 Oct 97New Victoria Theatre, Woking :: V709
listing details L769964722
18 Oct 97 to 24 Oct 97Glyndebourne, Lewes :: V671
listing details L204779351

Other listings

24 Oct 98General, General :: V1416
listing details L2106144082
22 Oct 98General, General :: V1416
listing details L864174040
17 Oct 98Fullarton Theatre (formerly Lochside Theatre), Castle Douglas :: V1179
listing details L0227380996
15 Oct 98Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy :: V629
listing details L1193370807
13 Oct 98General, General :: V1416
listing details L01239661592
10 Oct 98General, General :: V1416
listing details L1156737783
8 Oct 98General, General :: V1416
listing details L568551506
6 Oct 98General, General :: V1416
listing details L1085535293
3 Oct 98General, General :: V1416
listing details L0531241733
1 Oct 98General, General :: V1416
listing details L0667758346
29 Sep 98General, General :: V1416
listing details L01854926759
26 Sep 98General, General :: V1416
listing details L0766706288
24 Sep 98Elgin Town Hall, Elgin :: V609
listing details L1098824844
22 Sep 98General, General :: V1416
listing details L978208022

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