Four steps to the New world Janáček’s Jenůfa

Four steps to the New world ⬩ Janáček’s Jenůfa

The program for children is based on a musical part but also on a spoken word that will be given in Czech language only. The program will not be supplied with English subtitles.

Duration of the programme 2 hod
For preschools and schools


“My servant recalls that during her second year with us, I began composing Jenůfa. That was in 1896. In those days, I was only a part-time composer! Being a church choir director and organist, a music teacher at an Austro-Hungarian normal school, the director of an organ school, a conductor of concerts at the Symphonic Society – having a terminally ill daughter at home – that was my life. Well, composing was hard, so I didn’t do much of it. For that reason, it is also hard for me to reminisce about it.” (Leoš Janáček, 1917) – “My husband had just finished Jenůfa. The whole time he was working on the opera, Olga was terribly interested in it. Now she asked: “Daddy, play Jenůfa for me; I’ll never hear it again.” Leoš sat down at the piano and played… I couldn’t bear it, so I ran away…” (Zdenka Janáčková)


Petr Kadlec 

Soloists and choirs TBA

Marko Ivanović 

Czech Student Philharmonic

(Czech Philharmonic players, members of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestral Academy, and music school students)


Rudolfinum — Dvorak Hall

10/16/2019 Wednesday 10:00 AM

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10/17/2019 Thursday 10:00 AM

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10/18/2019 Friday 10:00 AM

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