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    A dream team gathers for Janáček’s late, great existential masterpiece The Makropulos Affair.

    This tragic satire is powered by a score that contains some of the composer’s most extreme and alluring music.

    The Finnish soprano acclaimed for her ‘electrifying’ portrayal of the opera’s heroine, Emilia Marty, at the Met in New York, is joined by Czech musicians including the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s Conductor Laureate Jiří Bělohlávek.

  • Programme

    Janáček
    The Makropulos Affair 104’
    (concert performance; sung in Czech)

    Karita Mattila Emilia Marty
    Aleš Briscein Albert Gregor
    Gustáv Beláček Dr Kolenatý
    Jan Vacík Vítek
    Eva Štěrbová Kristina
    Svatopluk Sem Baron Jaroslav Prus
    Aleš Voráček Janek
    Jan Ježek Hauk-Šendorf
    Jiří Klecker Stage Technician
    Yvona Škvárová Cleaning Woman
    Jana Hrochová Wallingerová Chambermaid

    BBC Singers (men’s voices)
    BBC Symphony Orchestra
    Jiří Bělohlávek conductor

    There will be one interval