CountyEast Sussex
From29th June 2001
To22nd August 2001
WhenJun 29, Jul 5,14,26,28,30, Aug 9,13,22 at 18:30, Jul 22, Aug 5,19 at 17:15
PricesFrom £10.00. To £137.00.
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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:T0454471567, opera or operetta:S2013, venue:V671
Current production:Work

Production details

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)

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