2020年10月3日 19:00

ヤナーチェク劇場

レオシュ・ヤナーチェク:イエヌーファ(初演)

指揮:ロベルト・クルジーク、監督:クラウス・グース

コステルニチカ:マリタ・マッティラ

ブルノ国民劇場ヤナーチェク・オペラとロンドン・ロイヤル・オペラ(コヴェント・ガーデン)の共同で上演

再演:2020年10月5日 19:00

Act 1

The beautiful Jenůfa waits, fearing that her beloved Števa has been taken off to join the army. She is expecting his child, and his departure would jeopardise the forthcoming marriage. Števa’s stepbrother Laca also carries a flame for Jenůfa and asks her about Števa. The delighted Števa arrives with his friends and musicians at the mill – he has not been taken away and, together with the other recruits, celebrates their good fortune with drink. Jenůfa’s strict guardian Kostelnička sees the riotous company with Števa and announces in front of them all that she would only give her consent to a marriage between Jenůfa and Števa after a probation year, during which Števa would not be allowed to drink. Laca convinces Jenůfa that Števa loves her only because of her beauty, and during the argument he cuts her face with a knife.

Act 2

In fear of disgrace, Kostelnička hides Jenůfa in her home and claims to everybody that she has left for Vienna. In the meantime, Jenůfa has given birth to a son. Whilst Jenůfa is sleeping, Kostelnička humbles herself before Števa and begs him to marry Jenůfa. For Števa, however, Jenůfa’s scarred face has rendered her ugly, and besides, he is already engaged to the Mayor’s daughter. Laca arrives and asks Kostelnička to hand over Jenůfa to him. When Kostelnička gives away the secret to him that Jenůfa has given birth to Števa’s child, he is shocked. Seeing his doubts, Kostelnička in desperation lies that the child died immediately after the birth. As soon as Laca leaves, Kostelnička drowns the child in an icy river and convinces Jenůfa that she has slept for several days in a fever and the little boy has died in the meantime. The devastated Jenůfa agrees to a marriage with Laca.

Act 3

During the preparations for the wedding between Jenůfa and Laca the news breaks out that a dead child has been found in the river. Jenůfa recognises her little boy’s bonnet and the suspicion of murder falls upon her. Kostelnička admits her crime in front of the assembled guests. Before the Mayor leads her off to court, Jenůfa forgives her, for she understands that she did it out of love for her. Jenůfa does not believe that Laca would still want her and sends him away. However, Laca wants to stay by her side and promises that he will stay with her even when times are bad. Jenůfa realises that she has found her true love “and God is pleased with it”.

Conductor: Robert Kružík

Stage Director: Claus Guth

Set Design: Michael Levine

Costume Design: Gesine Völlm

Projections: Roland Horvath & Carmen Zimmerman (‘rocafilm’)

Choreography: Teresa Rotemberg

Assistant Stage Director: Axel Weidauer

CAST:

Laca Klemeň: Jaroslav Březina

Števa Buryja: Richard Samek

Kostelnička Buryjovka: Karita Mattila

Jenůfa: Jana Šrejma Kačírková

『イエヌーファ』はヤナーチェクの作品中最も有名なものの1つです。 この作品は彼の創作活動において基本的な転機となりました。1904年の完成以来、ほぼ途切れることなくブルノのオペラの演目であり続けています。しかし、音楽祭においては才能あふれるクラウス・グース監督による、ロンドン・ロイヤル・オペラ(コヴェント・ガーデン)の舞台が上演されます。この舞台では、ブルノ国民劇場ヤナーチェク・オペラのオーケストラと合唱団が演奏を行い、素晴らしいチェコ人ソプラノ歌手のカリタ・マッティラがコステルニチカとして出演します。1998年のザルツブルク・フェスティバルでオペラ監督としてのキャリアをスタートさせたクラウス・グースは、例えばベイルートの音楽祭、ミラノのスカラ劇場、ベルリン・ドイツ・オペラ、マドリッドの王立劇場(テアトロ・レアル)など、様々な劇場と共同で舞台を作る人気監督です。バロック・オペラから19世紀の古典作品まで幅広く手掛けていますが、彼自身はどちらかと言えば20世紀や近年の作品に重点を置いています。