Janáček, Leoš (opera) [Leo Eugen ]
- John Tyrrell
(b Hukvaldy, Moravia, July 3, 1854; d Moravská Ostrava [now Ostrava], Aug 12, 1928). Czech composer. He was a late developer, with his first distinctive opera (Jenůfa) given in his 50th year, and his greatest operas written after the age of 65. His reputation was equally slow in coming. He was almost 62 when Prague first performed ...