Live Performance of Jacacek’s Destiny / Osud tonight

Live Performance of Jacacek’s Destiny / Osud tonight


norman lebrecht

November 27, 2021

A special live performance brought to Slippedisc readers courtesy of OperaVision.  Tonight’s live performance is of Robert Carsen’s award winning premiere of Destiny  / Osud.   This rarely performed opera will be streamed live from Brno tonight Saturday, 27 November.   It comprises some of Janáček’s most magnificent music, which sways 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.

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


  • PS says:

    Looking forward to the Czech subtitles.

    Director Robert Carsen on Leoš Janáček’s DESTINY (OSUD) – National Theatre Brno

  • David Sanders says:

    Never heard of Jacacek.