*Tickets starting at $25 | On sale July 10, 2017 at 10 am
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(please note that all running times are approximate and subject to change. Running time refers to performance only and may not include speeches, introductions, etc)
Act I: 45 minutes
Intermission: 20 minutes
Act II and III combined: 1 hour and 31 minutes
Total: 2 hours and 36 minutes
In Czech with English surtitles
A monument of 20th century opera, Jenůfa has been called the piece with which Janáček conquered the world. The drama centres on the complex relationship between two formidable women – Jenůfa and her stepmother – and the consequences when Jenůfa has a child out of wedlock.
Fusing folk harmonies with the rhythms of the Czech language, Janáček creates a distinctive musical voice that is at once lush and gritty, radiant and haunting.