The Makropulos Affair. Conductor Ondrej Olos Director Yannis Houvardas. PREMIERE 20 MAY 20, 23, 25 May 20th Century Cycle / Janáček Cycle. The Makropulos Case. The seductive diva Emilia Marty has broken hearts for over years and yet she doesn’t look a day past Now that the magical elixir . At first encounter, the secrets of The Makropulos Case appear buried as deeply as the secret its enigmatic heroine conceals until the final moments.

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The artefact unwinding before us in time is aggressively beautiful.

Best of all is Anja Silja, while a little more effort could have been made to make her look younger she otherwise embodies her role in a powerful and poignant manner, and even with the beat in some of her top notes her singing is in good shape. Stage hand Menai Davies Audible Download Audio Books. Emilia expresses interest in the case of Gregor v. Elina wanted the formula to gain another years of life. Jaroslav then comments on her interest in and striking knowledge of his family, then asks if she knows the name Makropulos.

Jaroslav asks for a reason, which Emilia does not directly answer. Jaroslav asks if she was the mistress of Baron Joseph Prus: Click here for printable PDF. Albert Gregor Victor Braun He is already infatuated with Emilia, and makes advances to her. Contemptuous, she all but spits out the question.

Janek has also fallen in love with her. It announces we have come full circle and heralds our arrival, with Elina Makropulos, at the end. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin.


The Makropulos Affair (opera) – Wikipedia

Emilia enters, but spurns them all, including Janek, who falls under her spell, and Albert, who brings her expensive flowers. This production is made possible, in part, by: She calls him by a past pet name and asks him for a kiss, to his surprise. Among the documents, there is visible a seal with the letters EM, dating from Life and Work translated by Norma Comrada. Act 1 A probate case has been dragging on between the Gregor family and the Prus family for almost one hundred years and today the final verdict is to be given.

Full Cast and Crew. However, this document was then lost among the Baron’s papers. The producer was A. She needs someone to retrieve it, for sequestered with the will is a document lent to the baron, but which he never used: However, in the registry another name is written – Elina Makropulos.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Clips taken from original discs may contain strong language. This opera nakropulos a study in how music transforms words, making even a prosaic text resonate.

Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons. However, she angrily shows past scars, and snores in response to his makrlpulos protestations of love. Use the HTML below.

The Makropulos Case

All except Jaroslav leave. A chambermaid arrives with news for Jaroslav, that Janek has caes suicide because of his infatuation with Emilia. Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options. Even in her ailing state, she maintains that she is Elina Makropulos.

The Act I introduction opens with a nervous ostinato mamropulos winds, trumpets, timpani, and low strings. At first encounter, the secrets of The Makropulos Case appear buried as deeply as the secret its enigmatic heroine conceals until the final moments.


The Makropulos Case – Národní divadlo

Emilia then states that Elina Makropulos and Ellian MacGregor were the same person, makropklos the latter was the former’s stage name. Emilia says that she can prove that. Kristina tells Janek that they cannot continue their relationship, because she needs to concentrate on her singing to become a great artist like Emilia. Emilia offers to buy a mysterious document found with the will, but Jaroslav refuses and leaves.

She is a maoropulos singer, and praises Emilia Marty, a famous singer she has seen rehearsing and admits that she will never be the artist Emilia Marty is. As the first signs of old age appear on her face, the others, initially disbelieving her story, come to believe her, and to feel pity for her. Baron Prus Andrew Shore Make a gift to support San Francisco Markopulos and enjoy exclusive benefits while helping to bring thrilling productions to life on maropulos War Memorial Opera House stage.

Emilia replies that there is no accomplice. Each of them declines. Though disappointed by Emilia’s coldness, Jaroslav gives her the envelope containing the document.

At first, Emilia treats him with disdain, but then he states that she seems to resemble Eugenia Montez, a Romani woman with whom he had an affair in Andalusia half a century before. Gregor accuses Emilia Marty of fraud and forgery, as well as practices against common decency.