Janáček’s exquisitely lush orchestral writing meets the brilliance of celebrated Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan and sublime Quebec soprano Marianne Fiset, in a new production you don’t want to miss this season.
Born in 1854 in Hukvaldy, Moravia, died in Ostrava in 1928, Leoš Janaček studied music at the Brno monastery and the organ in Prague and at the Leipzig Conservatory. He was choirmaster at Olomouc Cathedral, conductor in Brno, founder of the organ conservatory in his hometown. He composed a ballet, nine operas (among the most famous: Jenufa, Kátia Kabanová, Osud, Les Voyages de Mr Broucek, La Petite Renarde rusée, L'Affaire Makropoulos, De la Maison des Mort) (...)
With eighteen feature films to his credit, Atom Egoyan is one of the most celebrated filmmakers on the international scene. He has directed theatre and opera projects around the world. His stage interpretation of Samuel Beckett’s Eh Joe was recognized with The Irish Times/ESB Award for Best Direction. His award-winning productions for the Canadian Opera Company include Strauss’s Salome, Wagner’s Die Walküre, and Mozart’s Così fan tutte.