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Out of the cradle endlessly rocking

No, not a Regie quiz—though that feature will return soon enough now that the season is up and running—but rather an image from the new Dmitri Tcherniakov production of Jenufa for the Opernhaus Zürich.

It’s a gala affair: conducted by Fabio Luisi, starring Kristine Opolais (pictured above), Michaela Martens, Christopher Ventris, Pavol Breslik and no less than Hanna Schwarz as Grandmother Burja. This bit of luxury casting is perhaps motivated by a  major change in one of the work’s plot points, which involves the old lady in the death of Jenufa’s child.

The company’s preview video, hinting at the boldly atmospheric lighting design by Gleb Filshtinsky, is below.

Photo: Monika Rittershaus