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Janacek: Jenufa / Stemme, Marton, Schneider

Janacek / Chorus Of The Gran Teatre Del Liceu
Release Date: 01/25/2011 
Label:  Arthaus Musik   Catalog #: 107183  
Composer:  Leos Janácek
Performer:  Begona AlberdiNina StemmeJorma SilvastiPar Lindskog,   ... 
Conductor:  Peter Schneider
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona Teatro Liceu OrchestraBarcelona Teatro Liceu Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Leoš Janácek

Arthaus presents a staging of Jen?fa sung in the original Czech language. The production was directed by French- Austrian opera director Olivier Tambosi. For Janá?ek, opera was a vehicle for describing reality, and he pushed this idea to the point of fashioning a new theory about verismo. Its basis was that the two major strands, music and drama, were to be linked indivisibly in his operas. Olivier Tambosi takes up the challenge in a Jen?fa that is realistic, clear and direct in its exposition of the characters’ feelings. Yet he is also concerned to make key motifs in the work visible through symbolic elements on stage.

The director’s haunting dramaturgy is admirably
Read more brought to life by a cast of outstanding singer-actors. The result is a Jen?fa of immediately accessible emotions, with altogether physical characterization, explicit and more brutal than other stagings of the opera.

Sta?enka Buryjovka - Victoria Cortez
Laca Kleme? - Jorma Silvasti
Števa Buryja – Pär Lindskog
Kostelni?ka Buryjovka - Eva Marton
Jen?fa - Nina Stemme
Stárek - Rolf Haunstein
Rychtá? - Enric Serra
Rychtá?ka - Begoña Alberdi
Karolka - Christiane Boesiger
Pastuchny?a - Carole Marais
Barena - Sandra Galiano
Jano - Ana Nebot
Tetka - Annett Andriesen

Orquestra Simfònica i Cor del Gran Teatre del Liceu
(chorus master: José Luis Basso)
Peter Schneider, conductor

Olivier Tambosi, stage director
Frank Philipp Schlößmann, set and costume design
Hans Toelstede, lighting design

Recorded live at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 27 May and 2 June 2005

Picture format: NTSC 16:9 anamorphic
Sound format: LPCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Catalan
Booklet notes: English, German, French, Spanish
Running time: 127 mins
No. of DVDs: 1 (DVD 9)

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Works on This Recording

Jenufa by Leos Janácek
Performer:  Begona Alberdi (Soprano), Nina Stemme (Soprano), Jorma Silvasti (Tenor),
Par Lindskog (Voice), Eva Martón (Soprano), Rolf Haunstein (Baritone),
Enric Serra (Baritone)
Conductor:  Peter Schneider
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona Teatro Liceu Orchestra,  Barcelona Teatro Liceu Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Brno, Czech Republic 

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