Opera of the Week: Janáček’s Destiny on Saturday night live

Opera of the Week: Janáček’s Destiny on Saturday night live

Opera

norman lebrecht

November 25, 2021

Slippedisc and OperaVision bring Robert Carsen’s award winning production of Destiny  / Osud to its readers.  The rarely seen opera will be streamed live from Brno on Saturday, 27 November 2021.  Opening at the Janáček Brno Festival it comprises some of Janáček’s most powerful music, swaying from the peaks of romantic rapture to the depths of desperation and back again.

The Plot:  A young woman in love with a composer is forced by her mother to take a rich suitor. When the two lovers are reunited years later, happiness is theirs for the taking, but a tragedy happens that changes everything.

Singers include Philip Sheffield, Enrico Casari, Alžběta Poláčková, Natascha Petrinsky, Peter Račko, Jan Šťáva.

The opera is sung in Czech. The live performance will be subtitled in English. French, German and Czech subtitles will be available soon afterwards

Available to watch this Saturday night at 19h00 CET  18.00 London and  13.00 NY.     Available until 28.05.2022 .

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