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An opera in three acts
Libretto by Gabriela Preissova
English version by Vida Harford
Music by Leos Janacek
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate)
The Goldsbrough Orchestra (Leader, Emanuel Hurwitz)
Producer, Mark Lubbock
Repetiteur, Vida Harford
Act 1
In front of a small mill outside a mountain village in Moravia. Evening.


Gabriela Preissova
Vida Harford
Music By:
Leos Janacek
Leslie Woodgate
Emanuel Hurwitz
Conducted By:
Vilem Tausky
Mark Lubbock
Vida Harford
Grandmother Buryja:
Edith Coates
Steva, her grandson:
Andrew McPherson
Laca, Steva's half-brother:
Frans Vroons
Mother Buryja, widow of the sexton. daughter-in-law of Grandmother Buryja:
Laelia Finneberg
Jenufa, her foster-daughter:
Gre Brouwenstyn
The foreman of the mill:
Arnold Matters
Barena, servant at the mill:
Olivia Rossi
The magistrate:
George James
His wife:
Elsie Boardman
Karolka, their daughter:
Pamela Petts
A maid:
Mildred Watson
Jano, a shepherd:
Beryl Hatt

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