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English National Opera’s Jenufa, playing at the London Coliseum

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Updating the setting to an isolated 20th century industrial estate in the Eastern Block, Janaček’s powerfully rich score is sharpened yet further in a contemporary take directed by David Alden. Read More >

Updating the setting to an isolated 20th century industrial estate in the Eastern Block, Janaček’s powerfully rich score is sharpened yet further in a contemporary take directed by David Alden.

When her baby’s body is found on her wedding day, Jenůfa stands accused of murdering the child to clear the path for love. Her guilt is undeniable, plain for all to see.

But faced by a mob baying for retribution, Jenůfa protests – genuinely – her innocence. For it was actually her step-mother who committed the murder, for her sake.

With a contemporary edge that makes it feel even more relevant for today’s audiences, and conducted by ENO’s Music Director Mark Wigglesworth, American soprano Laura Wilde makes her role debut as Jenůfa, with Michaela Martens as her stepmother the Kostelnička.

Sung in English, with surtitles projected above the stage.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 23/06/2016

Closing Night: 08/07/2016

Running time: 2hr35

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Laura Wilde, Michaela Martens, Peter Hoare, Nicky Spence, Felicity Palmer, Graeme Danby, Valerie Reid, Soraya Mafi, Sarah Labiner

Creative

Director - David Alden

Choreographer - Claire Glaskin (Revival: Maxine Braham)

Conductor - Mark Wigglesworth

Lighting Designer - Adam Silverman

Set Designer - Charles Edwards

About London Coliseum

St Martin's Lane, London WC2N 4ES

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