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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The searchers find many documents and keepsakes, all bearing names with the initials ‘E. Audible Download Audio Books. However, she asks his help in retrieving a document that will be found with the will. A number of admirers are waiting for her, including Jaroslav Prus.

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The producer was A. After Marty signs a photograph for Kristina, they notice that the signature is almost identical to the signatures from the century-old documents. Everyone had shivers down their spines. News arrives that Janek has committed suicide because of his infatuation with Emilia.

Among the documents, there is visible a seal with the letters EM, dating from They pressurise Marty until the singer tells them her secret. Sir Charles Mackerras has recorded Makropulos before, in Czech with the Vienna Philharmonic for Decca — yet this English language version is not as disadvantaged as you might at first suspect.

Janek has also fallen in love with her. There is a further similar discussion about Jean-Paul Marat and the French Revolution, where again Emilia expresses strong opinions that appear to derive from her direct experience of the people and events, even though they occurred years earlier.


Emilia says she can provide such written evidence. Casse with unusual familiarity of these long-ago events, she states that Ferdinand Gregor was the out-of-wedlock son of Baron Joseph who was a very centered and diligent man, contradicting Dr.

Jaroslav proceeds to ask Emilia what she knows about Ellian MacGregor, whom he describes in disparaging terms, after reading her love letters that detail explicit sexual behaviour. However, she angrily shows past scars, and snores in response to his final protestations of love. Emilia takes offence at this part of the conversation. Emilia enters, but spurns them all, including Janek, who instantly falls under her spell, and Albert, who brings her expensive flowers.

But I’m making her a little warmer so that people can sympathize with her. Kristina explains maktopulos Janek that she cannot continue her relationship with him. This production is made possible, in part, by: Was mamropulos review helpful to you?

That’s the opera I’m writing! When Jaroslav asks again her name, she repeats: Elina maktopulos as she recites the first words of the Lord’s Prayer in Greek. The name “MacGregor” thus explains “Gregor Mach”.

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Emilia asks what would be required for Albert Gregor to win the case. Alternating with this anxious music is a second theme, lyrical and full-bodied, its contours and spirit anticipating mmakropulos Act III transition to the conclusion, played there forte over pounding timpani.


At first he was very sceptical, mainly due to the conversational nature of the play, which was not particularly poetic.

This page was last edited on 15 Octoberat She fell into a comaand Casr was sent to prison. However, by then the composer only had seven months left to live. Emilia says that there is in fact a will, and describes an old cupboard in the Prus mansion where important papers were kept, where that document may be found. They bring the news that they have found the will and other unknown documents – precisely where Marty had described.

Albert Gregor arrives to proclaim his love for Emilia, but she rejects him.

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She even knows about the relationship between the long-dead Baron Prus and his lover, Ellian MacGregor, and describes exactly where some hitherto unknown documents are kept, including the Prus will. This opera is a study in how music transforms words, making even a prosaic text resonate.

Vitek’s daughter Kristina, a young singer, enters. Between these two themes comes a curious fanfare for offstage brass. However, this document was then lost among the Baron’s papers. Jaroslav then mentions another name, Elina Makropulos, which also startles Emilia. However, the document was lost among the Baron’s papers after his death.