The Makropulos Affair. Conductor Ondrej Olos Director Yannis Houvardas. PREMIERE 20 MAY 20, 23, 25 May 20th Century Cycle / Janáček Cycle. The Makropulos Case. The seductive diva Emilia Marty has broken hearts for over years and yet she doesn’t look a day past Now that the magical elixir . At first encounter, the secrets of The Makropulos Case appear buried as deeply as the secret its enigmatic heroine conceals until the final moments.

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Made Possible By This production is made possible, in part, by: Minutes later it becomes a quirky, offcenter tune that underscores the randy joie de vivre of Hauk, who recognizes Emilia from the days when she was the Spanish dancer Eugenia Montez, his lost love. Jaroslav asks if she was the mistress of Baron Joseph Makropjlos In Gregor and Prus, who are intrigued by makrlpulos beauty, and in the young lovers Kristina and Janek, she encounters emotions she can no longer feel.

The costume and set designs are simple but elegant looking, apart from Silja’s makrolulos outfit in Act 3, and while it jumps around a little too much in the first act the video directing is unobtrusive.

Who’s Who in the Theatre tenth ed. She leaves the room to get dressed, and says that after she has had her breakfast, she will clarify everything. Was this review helpful to you? Janek returns, and Emilia asks him to get the document for her.

Gregor summons a doctor, who then orders strong black coffee to be brought in. This page was last edited on 8 Julyat Unlikely material for an opera, but this was Janacek approaching 70, and aflame with desire for a married woman less than half his age, inspired by her to new heights of creativity.


They found the will where Emilia said makropklos would be, and Jaroslav congratulates Albert on his victory — if he can prove that Ferdinand Gregor was the Baron’s out-of-wedlock son.

He continues saying that only a descendant of Ferdinand Makropoulos can claim the dase. Now that the magical elixir granting her eternal youth is wearing off, can she seduce her way to immortality? They pressurise Marty until the singer tells them her secret. Emilia then states that Elina Makropulos and Ellian MacGregor were the same person, where the latter was the former’s stage name.

Janacek’s Case at the Met Misfires”. Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video. She now went by the name of Emilia Marty and had become involved in the case because she was looking for an envelope with the recipe for the elixir of life – the envelope which she received for sleeping with Jaroslav Prus. Contemptuous, she all but spits out the question. If you choose to use this review on your site please link back to this page.

However, Albert’s ancestor, Ferdinand Gregor, made the same claim, and asserted that Baron Prus had promised the estate to him, based on an oral statement from Baron Prus, though with no physical document to support this statement.

The Makropulos Affair (opera) – Wikipedia

Add the first question. A chambermaid arrives with news for Jaroslav, that Janek has committed suicide because of his infatuation makropuloos Emilia. The artefact unwinding before us in time is aggressively beautiful. Kristina tells Janek that they cannot continue their relationship, because she needs to concentrate on her singing to become a great artist like Emilia.


Sir Charles MackerrasWiener Staatsopernchor chorus master: I may fall in love with her.

She asks that the hotel room be re-arranged to resemble a court room, and asks for time to dress. A number of admirers are waiting for her, including Jaroslav Prus. Emilia enters, but spurns them all, including Janek, who instantly falls under her spell, and Albert, who brings her expensive flowers.

Unraveling “The Makropulos Case”

Views Read Edit View history. News arrives that Janek has committed suicide because of his infatuation with Emilia. Use the HTML below. Caae 2 At the backstage of a theatre, some of the employees are talking about the success of Emilia Marty’s performance.

The New York Times. He also cut some of the connective tissue that helps theater viewers navigate the plot.

However, after a week, Elina awoke and fled with the formula, which proved to be successful. That she was 16 when she drank the potion guaranteeing her more years and now claims her age as is a detail best overlooked. Prus, after learning about the case that morning.