Opera - Janufa
Jenufa, her step-daughter (Brno version)
Opera in three acts
Libretto by the composer after Gabriela Preissová's play
English version by Edward Downes and Otakar Kraus
'Soon it will be evening'
Jenufa, Grandmother Buryja, Laca, Jano
'What are you doing here, Laca?'
Foreman, Laca, Jenufa, Grandmother Buryja, Kostelnicka
'Come now, Jenufa'
Grandmother Buryja, Jenufa
'They're all for marrying'
Recruits, Števa, Jenufa, Foreman, Laca
'My dear heart, my Števa, Števuška!'
Jenufa, Števa, Chorus, Kostelnicka, Grandmother Buryja, Laca, Foreman
'Števa, Števa, I know you got drunk today'
Jenufa, Števa, Grandmother Buryja
'How all this boasting of Števa'
Laca, Jenufa, Grandmother Buryja, Foreman, Barena
'If I leave the door ajar a little'
'Yes, in all these twenty weeks'
'Aunt Kostelnicka, in the note you sent me'
Števa, Kostelnicka, Jenufa, Laca
'But I saw a man come in here just now'
'One moment. . . In that moment must I lose hope'
'Mamicka, my head is aching'
'Who is there?'
'He's coming now!. . .'
Kostelnicka, Laca, Jenufa
'Don't you feel nervous, Jenufka?'
Maid, Jenufa, Laca, Kostelnicka
'God be with you!'
Mayor, Maid, Laca, Jenufa, Kostelnicka, Mayor's Wife
'There now, Laca, just as I foresaw'
'Aha! Here they are'
Laca, Karolka, Števa, Jenufa
'There's no denying that all that was really a sight worth seeing'
Mayor, Kostelnicka, Laca, Mayor's Wife
'God be with you one and all!'
Barena, Peasant Girls, Mayor, Jenufa, Laca, Grandmother Buryja, Chorus, Kostelnicka
'What baby's that they're shouting about?'
Kostelnicka, Jano, Mayor, Števa, Chorus
'Come quickly now!'
Jano, Kostelnicka, Grandmother Buryja
'Števa, this is terrible. . .'
Karolka, Jenufa, Števa, Laca
'Ha, there now, you see his baby clothes!'
Jenufa, Mayor's Wife, Village Woman, Mayor, Chorus, Laca, Kostelnicka, Karolka, Maid
'Do not kneel, dear mother!'
Jenufa, Kostelnicka, Laca
'They have gone! Now you go!'
Elizabeth Vaughan mezzo-soprano - Grandmother Buryjovka
Dame Josephine Barstow soprano - The Kostelnicka
Janice Watson soprano - Jenufa
Peter Wedd tenor - Števa Buryja
Nigel Robson tenor - Laca Klemen
Neal Davies baritone - Foreman
Alan Fairs bass - Mayor
Marian McCullogh mezzo-soprano - Mayor's Wife
Charlotte Ellett soprano - Karolka
Claire Hampton soprano - Jano
Rosie Hay soprano - Barena
Imelda Drumm mezzo-soprano - Maid
Sarah Pope mezzo-soprano - Village woman
Sir Charles Mackerras
20-26 July 2003