Malin Byström Stars in Janáček's devastating 'Jenůfa'
Saturday, October 08, 2016
Tune in at 1pm for this week's Saturday at the Opera featuring Janáček's devastating Jenůfa, from the San Francisco Opera, starring Malin Byström in the title role.
The strong cast also includes Karita Mattila as Jenufa's stepmother, Kostelnička, who secretly drowns her stepdaughter's baby, born out of wedlock. Her horrific act — meant to save the family from disgrace — is also one of love and protection, and it forms the moral question at the core of this opera.
Jenůfa – Malin Byström
Kostelnička – Karita Mattila
Laca Klemeň – William Burden
Steva Buryja – Scott Quinn
Grandmother Buryjovka – Jill Grove
Conductor – Jiří Bělohlávek