VenueFestival Theatre
From11th August 2012
To13th August 2012
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The Makropulos Affair

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:T0690964547, opera or operetta:S2013, venue:V600
Current production:Work

Production details

Sung inn English with English titles. Running time: approx. 2hrs


Company 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)

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