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20061028

Stephanie Hughes presents a performance of Leos Janacek's Jenufa.

David Alden's new production for ENO focuses on the claustrophobia of the piece. Jenufa is loved by two rival half-brothers and her revelation that she is pregnant leads to tragic consequences.

Jenufa....Amanda Roocroft (soprano)

Kostelnicka....Catherine Malfitano (soprano)

Laca Klemen....Stuart Skelton (tenor)

Steva Buryja....Paul Charles Clarke (tenor)

Grandmother Buryja....Susan Gorton (mezzo)

Mayor....Russell Smythe (baritone)

Mayor's Wife....Sarah Pring (mezzo)

Karolka....Lee Bisset (soprano)

Maid....Kathleen Wilkinson (mezzo)

Jano....Elizabeth Cragg (soprano)

Orchestra and Chorus of English National Opera

Mikhail Agrest (conductor).

La Finta Giardinera20061014

Stephanie Hughes presents a performance of La Finta Giardinera recorded at the Royal Opera House.

The plot of Mozart's comic masterpiece revolves around a beautiful countess disguised as a gardener and features a procession of lovesick suitors.

Sandrina....Genia Kuhmeier (soprano)

Roberto/Nardo....Christopher Maltman (baritone)

Don Anchise....Kurt Streit (tenor)

Belfiore....Robert Murray (tenor)

English Baroque Soloists

John Eliot Gardiner (conductor).