Jenufa: Translations and Pronunciation (The Janácek Opera by Timothy Cheek

By Timothy Cheek

Jenůfa is a harrowing story of forbidden love, abandonment, hypocrisy, desperation, and tragic infanticide. As today’s moment most often played Czech opera (following Dvorák’s Rusalka), Jenůfa holds a favorite position in foreign opera repertoire and maintains to attract the eye of latest audiences.
Janáček Opera Libretti sequence (Příhody lišky Bystroušky, The crafty Little Vixen and Kát’a Kabanová), this quantity comprises components. half One supplies historical past at the opera, a dialogue concerning the a variety of voice forms and roles, Janáček’s sort and Czech functionality traditions, Czech people costumes, and a precis of Czech pronunciation and inflection. half presents the unique Czech libretto, word-for-word English translations, idiomatic English translations, IPA for pronunciation of the Czech, translations of the level instructions, and notes approximately sure phrases in Czech dialect.

As a necessary source not just for performers and administrators, but additionally historians and opera fans, this e-book brings new accessibility to a liked and undying opera.

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