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Osud (‘Fate’; ‘Destiny’)locked

  • John Tyrrell

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‘Three novelesque scenes’ by leoš Janácek to a libretto by Janácek and Fedora Bartošová; Brno, National Theatre, 25 October 1958 (arranged Václav Nosek; original version, Ceske Budejovice, South Bohemian Theatre, 7 April 1978).

Janácek began writing his fourth opera after a visit to the spa of Luhacovice, Moravia, in August 1903. There he met Mrs Kamila Urválková, who claimed that Ludvík Celanský’s opera ...

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