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Jenůfa [Její pastorkyňa (‘Her Stepdaughter’; ‘Her Foster Daughter’)]locked

  • John Tyrrell

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Opera in three acts by Leoš Janáček to his own libretto after Gabriela Preissová;’s play Její pastorkyňa; Brno, National Theatre, 21 January 1904. (Pastorkyně – in dialect, pastorkyňa – means simply ‘not own daughter’; in the play and the opera, Jenůfa is both stepdaughter and foster daughter to the Kostelnička. Janáček, when approving the German translation, was anxious to promote ...

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