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.

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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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