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Prospect recommends: The best opera and ballet this month

The best performances to see this month

By Neil Norman   July 2016

The English National Opera performs Jenufa ©Robert Workman

Jenufa 23rd June to 8th July, English National Opera, London Coliseum

David Alden’s sizzling production of Leoš Janácek’s opera made a powerful impact on its debut in 2006, bagging two Olivier Awards in 2007. The tale of tragic love in a 19th-century Moravian community was updated to the 20th century and relocated to the grimy fringes of an industrial estate. First performed in 1904, Jenufa is a prime example of Janácek’s realist…

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