Scottish Opera’s new production of Janácek’s Jenufa opens
Focusing on a tangled set of relationships in a claustrophobic rural community, the story follows Jenufa, a young woman who is pregnant though as yet unmarried. Her stepmother, worried for the family's reputation and her own status as the leader of the village, hides Jenufa away to bear the child. Months later, the river thaws and a gruesome secret is uncovered. Suspicion falls immediately on Jenufa, but the truth is far more complex.
Director Annilese Miskimmon is aiming to bring an...
Posted 7 Apr 2015 | Commentscontinue reading