2006-04-29 Jenufa (Jánácek), Wiener Staatsoper

die alte Buryja = Janina Baechle
Laca Klemen = Jorma Silvasti
Stewa Buryja = John Dickie
Küsterin = Agnes Baltsa
Jenufa = Sinéad Mulhern
Altgesell = Alfred Šramek
Dorfrichter = Johannes Wiedecke
seine Frau = Margareta Hintermeier
Karolka = Bori Keszei
Schäferin = Stella Grigorian
Barena = Cornelia Salje
Jana = Olesya Golovneva
Tante = Maria Gusenleitner

Graeme Jenkins, conductor

Inszenierung - David Pountney
Bühnenbild - Robert Israel
Kostüme - Marie-Jeanne Lecca
Licht - Mimi Jordan Sherin
Choreinstudierung - Ernst Dunshirn
Choreographie - Renato Zanella
  29. April 2006
JENUFA
(18. Aufführung in dieser Inszenierung)

(* Rollendebüt an der Wiener Staatsoper)

Beginn: 19.30
   
   
die alte Buryja: Janina Baechle*
Stewa Buryja: John Dickie*
Jenufa: Sinéad Mulhern*
Dorfrichter: Johannes Wiedecke*
Karolka: Bori Keszei*
Jana: Olesya Golovneva*

   
No cancellation nor sickness from Die Baltsa, but another Jenufa than Ricarda Merbeth the Irish soprano Sinéad Mulhern was singing. So it was not only her role debut in Vienna but her first time in Wiener Staatsoper. Not her first time singing Jenufa, naturally.

What a debut it was!! The Vienna audience loved her Jenufa. A wonderful voice and excellent actress. For me it was confusing in the beginning a new Alte Buryja (Janina Baechle) and John Dickie as Stewa Buryja. Torsten Kerl and Angela Denoke was singing Stewa and Jenufa last time I saw JENUFA. Both very blond and Torsten Kerl is a big man. JOHN DICKIE and SINEAD MULHERN were much darker.  So in the beginning I did not even recognize the main players. Jorma Silvasti was singing Laca as before but he seemed to be bigger and more threatening this time. Janina Baechle was a more sympatic widow Buryja. jThis was the first JENUFA in this season.

I waited at the stage door to see Agnes Baltsa but I had also a train to catch. So I went away earlier than I would normally do.



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