Janáček’s world-famous drama presents human relationships formed by the harsh environment of a self–contained rural community where one lives constantly under the watch of others. This plagues the life of Jenůfa and, above all, influences the conduct of her stepmother, Kostelnička (the Sacristian), who at any cost strives to maintain her position and the respect of the whole village. She does so through secretly murdering Jenůfa’s extra­marital child.

A co-production with Opera Ireland Dublin and Latvias Nacionalas Opera Riga

The opera is staged in Czech original version and English and German surtitles are used in the performance.

Photo: František Ortmann

Duration of the performance: 2 hours and 40 minutes, 2 intermissions 20 minutes

Premiere – September 11, 2005

Venue info

National Theatre

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Spectators entrance, stay in the theatre and the subsequent exit is organized by the theatre staff in a special mode so that the visitors of the individual sectors are separated from each other and do not have to meet even in the areas of refreshments, restrooms or cloak rooms.

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Národní 2
Praha 1