Label: OPUS ARTE
Catalog: OA 1351D
Format: DVD VIDEO
Asmik Grigorian Elena Zilio Nicky Spence Yaritza Veliz David Stout Saimir Pirgu Karita Mattila April Koyejo-Audig, ASMIK GRIGORIAN
Award-winning director Claus Guth’s acclaimed production of Jenufa is a striking representation of an oppressed society ‘infused with heart-warming humanity’ (Evening Standard) Two courageous women struggle for fulfilment against the backdrop of a claustrophobic rural community. With music inspired by the traditional folk melodies of his native Moravia, Janácek’s score movingly captures Jenufa’s progression from hope to despair to eventual radiant happiness, while her stepmother, the Kostelnicka, is one of opera’s most complex maternal figures. Hungarian conductor Henrik Nánási conducts Asmik Grigorian in her much-anticipated Royal Opera House debut in the title role, alongside Karita Mattila as the Kostelnicka and a star cast.