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Leos Janácek: Jenufa - Anja Silja (vocals); Elizabeth Sikora (vocals); Eva Randova (vocals); Gail Pearson (vocals); Jennifer Higgins (vocals);...
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  1. Jenufa, opera, JW 1/4
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It says a lot for Janácek's growing presence in the operatic mainstream that Jenufa, which waited more than a decade for its "big city" premiere in Prague, and which existed for many years only in an edited and re-orchestrated version by Karel Kovarovic, now has multiple recordings using the original score -- and good ones, at that. This live recording from Covent Garden is truly wonderful, and it joins Charles Mackerras' 1982 recording of his own re-construction as a first choice for anyone interested in the work. Karita ...