Jenufa, Welsh National Opera, March 2022

Janaček’s music elevates this tragic to a gripping intensity, given terrific effect under the baton of WNO’s music director Tomaš Hanus, who is Czech, and in view of the Russian invasion of Ukraine he spoke to the audience before the performance  saying, “Let’s play today for humanity”. The orchestra responded with huge emotion and energy, playing Janaček as if their lives depended on it — my review in The Article.

Leave a Comment