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Janacek: Jenufa / Roocroft, Polaski, Dvorsky, Schukoff [DVD]

Album Summary

>Janácek, Leos : Jenufa
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The vulnerable young woman at the heart of Janacek's breakthrough opera is a signature role for the English soprano Amanda Roocroft. Here, in Stéphane Braunschweig's clear but deeply affecting production, she is partnered by the Slovak tenor Miroslav Dvorsky, as the man through whom she finds redemption, love and hope. The complex figure of the Kostelnicka becomes both tormentor and tormented in this fearless interpretation by the great dramatic soprano Deborah Polaski.

Opera News
Stéphane Braunschweig's intense production from Madrid's Teatro Real, with a cast of international stature, takes its place as another highly worthy version of this profound masterpiece.

Turok's Choice
The music that accompanies these events is magnificent (the recruiting scene, Kostelnicka's aria before she kills the baby, Jenufa's when she discovers the baby gone). Fine video and LPCM 2.0 stereo and DTS Surround; sound on this DVD is very special.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 136 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.0 Surround
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish


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Works Details

>Leos Janácek (1854 - 1928) : Jenufa
  • Performers: Karoly Szemeredy (Baritone); Miguel Sola (Bass); Nikolai Schukoff (Tenor); Amanda Roocroft (Soprano); Deborah Polaski (Soprano); Sandra Ferrandez (Soprano); Mette Ejsing (Alto); Miroslav Dvorsky (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Ivor Bolton
  • Ensemble: Teatro Real Orchestra
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta