San Francisco Opera
Music and Libretto by Leoš Janáček
Sung in Czech
front page photo credit: Cory Weaver
RUNNING TIME: 2 hours, 50 minutes including two intermissions
When the righteous sin, can they be forgiven? Karita Mattila returns to portray one of opera’s most vivid characters—a domineering stepmother forced to deal with her unwed stepdaughter’s pregnancy—who is driven to perform a monstrous act.
Malin Byström (Jenůfa), Karita Mattila (Kostelnička), William Burden (Laca Klemeň ), Scott Quinn (Steva Buryja), Jill Grove (Grandmother Buryjovka), Matthew Stump (Foreman at the Mill), Anthony Reed (Mayor of the Village), Julie Adams (Karolka), Toni Marie Palmertree (Barena), Zanda Švēde (The Mayor’s Wife), Laura Krumm (The Maid), Sarah Tucker (Jano); conducted by Jiří Bĕlohlávek. – See more at: http://sfopera.com/discover-opera/tv-and-radio-broadcasts/#sthash.r0reeAEn.dpuf