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Thu, Nov 17, 2016 7:30pm –


The Metropolitan Opera
Lincoln Center Plaza
New York  New York  10023
United States
The Metropolitan Opera


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Among opera’s most psychologically astute dramas, Leoš Janáček’s harrowing 
Jenufa presents a believable world in which no one is entirely good or bad and in which spiritual growth comes from the hard lessons of real life. The story centers on two women in a village in Moravia (now in the Czech Republic): Jenufa and her stepmother, the Kostelnička (a term describing her office as the sacristan of the local church). Oksana Dyka stars in the title role, the victim of sin and hypocrisy in a rural village. The great Karita Mattila plays her stepmother, the Kostelnička, the moral guardian of the village but also its greatest threat. Rich in human insight expressed in passionate, emotionally honest music, Jenufa has come to be regarded as one of the great operas of the 20th century. 

David Robertson conducts the first return of this riveting work in nearly a decade.

Tickets are available to current Columbia students, faculty, and staff.