THE MAKROPULOS AFFAIR
Leoš Janáček belongs to the most respected composers of the previous century. His works are presented by leading opera houses worldwide. Janáček shocked his contemporaries by the themes he selected for his operas, including the Makropulos Affair, a 1922 text by Karel Čapek.
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ABOUT THE EVENT
Leoš Janáček belongs to the most respected composers of the previous century. His works are presented by leading opera houses worldwide.
Janáček shocked his contemporaries by the themes he selected for his operas, including the Makropulos Affair, a 1922 text by Karel Čapek.
He was surely attracted by the character of the mysterious Elina Makropulos, a daughter of court physician to Rudolph II. The emperor feared death and ordered his physician to prepare an elixir of eternal youth and immortality. Once the potion was ready the emperor ordered the physician to test it on his daughter Elina who then lived over three hundred years long. In the opera we see Elina at the end of her existence, exhausted by the excessive length of her life and wishing for death that she fears at the same time. The philosophical message of the theme – “you fools, you are so happy to be dying soon” – is still valid today. In Plzeň it will be the first time that the Macropulos Affair will be staged as opera.
Musical arrangement: Norbert Baxa
Conductors: Norbert Baxa / Jiří Štrunc
Directed by: Martin Otava
Stage Design: Daniel Dvořák
Costume: Dana Haklová
Light Design: Antonín Pfleger
PERSONS AND ACTORS
Emilia Marty: Ivana Veberová
Albert Gregor: Philippe Castagner / Richard Samek
Vítek, solicitátor: Petr Horák / Tomáš Kořínek
Krista, jeho dcera: Zuzana Koś Kopřivová / Magdaléna Heboussová
Jaroslav Prus: Jiří Kubík / Svatopluk Sem
Janek, jeho syn: Jan Maria Hájek / Amir Khan
Doktor Kolenatý, advokát: Jevhen Šokalo / František Zahradníček
Strojník: Jan Hnyk / Dalibor Tolaš
Poklízečka: Radka Sehnoutková / Ivana Šaková
Hauk - Šendorf: Petr Horák / Jan Ježek
Komorná: Jana Foff Tetourová / Jana Piorecká
Lékař: Viktor Bezkorovainyi / Roman Dušek