1st August

Concert will begin at 17:30 hours GMT

Rebroadcast: Janácek's 'The Makropulos Affair' with Vacík, Briscein, Mattila and Belácek from London

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BBC Proms. Janácek's 'The Makropulos Affair' is a three-act opera. The libretto, based on a play of the same name by Karel Capek, was written by the composer between 1923 and 1925. Vitek, Kolenatý's clerk, notes that the probate case of Gregor v. Prus has been going on for almost a century. Kolenatý represents the middle-class Gregors against the wealthy and aristocratic Prus family. Albert Gregor comes in asking about the case, Kolenatý has taken it to the Supreme Court, but has not returned because he is expecting the final resolution. Performers:

Emilia Marty: Karita Mattila.
Albert Gregor: Ales Briscein.
Dr Kolenatý: Gustáv Belácek.
Vítek: Jan Vacík.
Kristina, Vitek's daughter: Eva Sterbová.
Baron Jaroslav Prus: Svatopluk Sem.
Janek: Aleš Vorácek.
Count Hauk-Sendorf: Jan Jezek.
Stage Technician: Jiri Klecker.
Cleaning Woman: Yvona Skvárová.
Chambermaid: Jana Hrochová-Wallingerová.

BBC Singers (men's voices). BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jirí Belohlávek.

Recorded 19 August 2016.

Janácek's 'The Makropulos Affair' with Vacík, Briscein, Mattila and Belácek from London


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