Janáček's sense of drama and lyrical style make his operas among the most powerful and accessible ever written. 'Jenůfa' caused a scandal when it first appeared because of its sympathetic depiction of an unmarried girl's pregnancy, but it soon triumphed worldwide. You will leave the theatre with your faith in humanity re-affirmed by its uplifting ending.
Amanda Echalaz returns to play the title role after her towering performance as Alcina in autumn 2005, with Anne Mason as her stepmother.
'Jenůfa' reunites ETO's General Director James Conway and Associate Conductor Michael Rosewall, following their captivating production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' in 2004.
English Touring Opera tours to more places in the UK than any other opera company, and has been producing innovative and high quality opera for 26 years. All productions are sung in English, with exciting young singers performing alongside established names. More information is available at their website www.englishtouringopera.org.uk.
There will be a pre-show talk at 6.30pm on Sat 8 April which will last approximately an hour - this is free to ticket holders.
The English Touring Opera are also performing Puccini's 'Tosca' on Friday 7 April at the De La Warr Pavilion.
Two-show deal: Buy tickets for both operas for just £35 for the two performances