The Jenůfa Prism
Jenůfa has had an unusually rich recorded history, with
great Janácek interpreters from Jílek, Mackerras and
Andrew Davis to Söderström, Benacková and Mattila
all represented on disc. Does any recording capture the full beauty
of this opera? WILLIAM R. BRAUN listens in and offers his verdict.
Karita Mattila, star of Erato's
Grammy-winning recording of Jenůfa, graces this
month's Met broadcast of Janácek's opera.
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