Osud (‘Fate’; ‘Destiny’)
- John Tyrrell
‘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 ...