Leoš Janáček, The English National Opera Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras - The Makropulos Case album
Chorus – The English National Opera Chorus. Composed By, Libretto By – Leoš Janáček. Conductor – Sir Charles Mackerras. Mezzo-soprano Vocals – Susanna Tudor-Thomas. Mezzo-soprano Vocals – Kathleen Wilkinson. Orchestra – The English National Opera Orchestra. Soprano Vocals – Cheryl Barker. Soprano Vocals – Elena Xanthoudakis.
Album · 2007 · 23 Songs. The Makropulos Case, JW I/10: Act I: Oh Dear, My Goodness! (Vitek, Gregor). English National Opera Orchestra & John Graham-Hall. 3. The Makropulos Case, JW I/10: Act I: Daddy, She Really Is Wonderful (Vitek, Gregor). Elena Xanthoudakis & English National Opera Orchestra.
The Makropulos Affair (or The Makropoulos Case, The Makropulos Secret, or, literally, The Makropulos Thing; Czech Věc Makropulos) is a Czech opera in 3 acts, with music and libretto by Leoš Janáček. Janáček based his opera on the play Věc Makropulos by Karel Čapek. Composed between 1923 and 1925, The Makropulos Affair was his penultimate opera and, like much of his later work, was inspired by his infatuation with Kamila Stösslová, a married woman much younger than himself.
Sir Charles Mackerras, the Australian conductor who helped promote Janáček's works on the world's opera stages, described his style as . .completely new and original, different from anything else. and impossible to pin down to any one style". According to Mackerras, Janáček's use of whole-tone scale differs from that of Debussy, his folk music inspiration is absolutely dissimilar from. National Theatre unless it was entirely re-orchestrated". Talich's rearrangement rather emasculated the specific sounds and contrasts of Janáček's original, but was the standard version for many years. Leoš Janáček counts among the first opera composers who used prose for his libretti, not verse. He even wrote his own libretti to his last three operas.
Janacek: Makropulos Case (The). Released on: 2007-02-01. Conductor: Charles Mackerras Artist: Cheryl Barker Artist: Elena Xanthoudakis Choir: English National Opera Chorus Orchestra: English National Opera Orchestra Artist: Graeme Danby Artist: Graham Clark Artist: John Graham-Hall Artist: John Wegner Artist: Kathleen Wilkinson Artist: Neal Davies Artist: Robert Brubaker Artist: Susanna Tudor-Thomas Artist: Thomas Walker Composer: Leoš Janáček.
Charles Mackerras's second recording of The Makropulos Case was taped live during the opening run of English National Opera's production last year. Mackerras's conducting is phenomenal. Hearing the opera in English makes it easier to follow, but his first version in the original Czech is deeper in its subtlety. English National Opera (ENO).
Leoš Janáček The Makropulos Case English National Opera, conducted by Sir Charles MacKerras, Chandos, 2007. Leoš Janáček (1854-1928) was a Czech composer known for his combination of folk music with a strikingly original modernism. There is no other composer who sounds remotely like him. He is as instantly recognizable as Vivaldi, Wagner, or Philip Glass. Some have argued that he was the first minimalist composer (of which the Jewish composer Glass is the most famous proponent), but this is an argument which does him a great.
English National Opera (ENO) is an opera company based in London, resident at the London Coliseum in St Martin's Lane. It is one of the two principal opera companies in London, along with The Royal Opera, Covent Garden. ENO's productions are sung in English. The company's origins were in the late 19th century, when the philanthropist Emma Cons, later assisted by her niece Lilian Baylis, presented theatrical and operatic performances at the Old Vic, for the benefit of local people . Leoš Janáček; English National Opera Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras, Cheryl Barker. 1. Showing official release groups by this artist.
Janácek: The Makropoulos Case. English National Opera Orchestra Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras Conductor. CDs: 2 Tracks: 23 Length: 2:05:04. CD 1 of 2. Leoš Janáček Composer. Interview with Sir Charles Mackerras Work. Sir Charles Mackerras Conductor.
Janácek (The) Makropulos Case. Mackerras returns to a masterpiece and, in English, it's another triumph. View record and artist details. Record and Artist Details. Composer or Director: Leoš Janáček. Label: Opera in English Series. Charles Mackerras Conductor. English National Opera Chorus. English National Opera Orchestra. Cheryl Barker (sop) Emilia Marty. John Graham-Hall (ten) Vítek.
|1-2||Oh Dear, My Goodness!|
|1-3||Daddy, she really is wonderful|
|1-4||Come this way please|
|1-5||Gone at last!|
|1-7||Found it! We've found it|
|1-8||Did you ever see such flowers?|
|1-9||Janek, come on. No one here will see us|
|1-10||Excuse me. Excuse me, may I...|
|1-11||And the next! Is that the lot?|
|1-12||Allow me to ask you this question|
|1-13||Is that you, Bertie?|
|2-1||Well? D'you hear me?|
|2-2||Buenos dias Maxi! Why so early?|
|2-3||The Seal and th'initials E.M.|
|2-4||Fetch the doctor!|
|2-5||Interview with Sir Charles Mackerras on Janacek|
- Baritone Vocals [Prus] – John Wegner
- Bass Vocals [Kolenaty] – Neal Davies
- Bass Vocals [Stage Hand] – Graeme Danby
- Chorus – The English National Opera Chorus
- Composed By, Libretto By – Leoš Janáček
- Conductor – Sir Charles Mackerras
- Mezzo-soprano Vocals [Chambermaid] – Susanna Tudor-Thomas
- Mezzo-soprano Vocals [Cleaner] – Kathleen Wilkinson
- Orchestra – The English National Opera Orchestra
- Soprano Vocals [Emilia Marty] – Cheryl Barker
- Soprano Vocals [Kristina] – Elena Xanthoudakis
- Tenor Vocals [Albert Gregor] – Robert Brubaker
- Tenor Vocals [Hauk Sendorf] – Graham Clark
- Tenor Vocals [Janek] – Thomas Walker
- Tenor Vocals [Vitek] – John Graham-Hall
- Translated By [Libretto] – Norman Tucker
NotesLive recording from English National Opera sung in English.
Booklet with libretto