Elisabeth Söderström (Jenufa), Wieslav Ochman (Laca), Eva Randová (Kostelnicka), Petr Dvorsky (Steva), Lucia Popp (Karolka), Marie Mrázová (Stařenka Buryjovka), Václav Zitek (Mill Foreman), Dalibor Jedlicka (Mayor), Ivana Mixová (Mayor's Wife), Vera Soukupová (Herdswoman), Jindra Pokorná (Barena), Jana Jonásová (Jano)
Janácek: Jenufa - Act 2: Ale Vidêl Jsem Vcházet S'Ohaje
Janácek: Jenufa Act 2: Co Chvila... Co Chvila
Janácek: Jenufa - Act 2: Mamicko, Mam Tezkou Hlavu
Janácek: Jenufa - Act 2: Kdo To Je?
Janácek: Jenufa - Act 2: Tot' Zrovna Jde!
Janácek: Jenufa - Act 3: Neni Ti Teskno, Jenufko?
Janácek: Jenufa - Act 3: Dej Buh Stesti
Janácek: Jenufa - Act 3: Vidis Laco, Ja To Tusila
Janácek: Jenufa - Act 3: A Hen...Uz Jsou Tu!
Janácek: Jenufa - Act 3: To Bylo Nakeho
Janácek: Jenufa - Act 3: Chud'Atko!
Janácek: Jenufa - Act 3: Jeste Jsem Tu Ja!
Janácek: Jenufa - Act 3: Vstante, Pestounko Moja!
Janácek: Jenufa - Act 3: Odesli
Janácek: Jenufa - Act 3a: Final Scene
Janácek: Jealousy Overture
“Despite stiff competition this vividly dramatic reading of the original score, the superb playing and Söderström's heart-breaking heroine confirm this is still the finest incarnation of Janácek's pastoral tragedy.”
“Janácek's first operatic masterpiece is a towering work, blending searing intensity with heart-stopping lyricism. It tells of Jenufa and the appalling treatment she receives as she's caught between the man she loves and another who finally comes to love her. But dominating the story is the Kostelnicka, a figure of enormous strength, pride and inner resource who rules Jenufa's life and ultimately kills her baby. Randová's characterisation of the role of the Kostelnicka is frightening in its intensity yet has a very human core. The two men are well cast and act as fine foils to Söderström's deeply impressive Jenufa. The Vienna Philharmonic plays beautifully and Mackerras directs magnificently. The recording is all one could wish for and the booklet is a mine of informed scholarship.”
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