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The Birth of an Opera: Janáček, Brno and Jenůfa
Nottingham, March 2000


The Birth of an Opera: Janáček, Brno and Jenůfa

An International One-day Symposium at the Djanogly Recital Hall, The
University of Nottingham

Saturday 4 March 2000

Followed by an evening concert featuring the first performance since 1906
of Act II of the 1904 version of Jenůfa, at the Albert Hall, Nottingham


9.30	Arrival/registration/coffee

10.15	Welcome and introduction: Anthony Pople (University of Nottingham)


Session 1: Origins - Genesis - Versions (1)

10.30	Mark Audus (University of Nottingham): A funny thing happened on the way to the opera: unpicking the Jenůfa
revisions

11.20	Discussion


Session 2: Background and Reception

Chair: Philip Weller (University of Nottingham)

12.00	Jan Smaczny (Queen's University, Belfast): Sex, death and opera - a tale of consequences

12.25	Geoffrey Chew (Royal Holloway College, University of London): Jenůfa as social document

12.50	Discussion


1.10	Lunch


Session 3: Origins - Genesis - Versions (2)

2.15	Mini recital: Alina Kolonitskaya and Constantia Elia

2.30	Mark Audus: Inside the Jenůfa workshop: the different versions of "Zelene sem sela"

2.55	Karel Janovický (London): Between folk song and nápěvky (speech melodies)

3.20 	Alena Němcová (Brno): Janáček: origins of a dramatist

3.45	Discussion


4.05	Tea


Session 4: Jenůfa in performance

Chair: John Warrack (Helmesley and University of Nottingham)

4.25	Graham Melville-Mason (London): Jenůfa on record - an introduction

4.50	Discussion


5.05	Roundtable discussion and open forum

Chair: John Warrack

5.45	Symposium ends



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Fees: 	25 pounds(including lunch)
	30 pounds (with ticket for the evening concert)
	Students/Concessions 15 pounds (including lunch and concert ticket)

For an information pack please contact Sally Britten, Music Department,
University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD. Telephone:
0115 951 4755.

E-mail: sally.britten@nottingham.ac.uk


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The Birth of an Opera: Janáček, Brno and Jenůfa
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with your completed registration form to Sally Britten, Music Department,
University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD. Telephone:
0115 951 4755.

E-mail: sally.britten@nottingham.ac.uk


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Accommodation

Nottingham has a range of hotels and bed and breakfast accommodation to
suit all budgets. For ease of booking we would suggest the following two
hotels:

The Forte Posthouse Hotel (three star hotel in Nottingham city centre).  
Prices from 37.00 pounds for a single room and 74.00 pounds for a double
room, including breakfast. All rooms en-suite.

The Nottingham Royal Moat House Hotel (four star hotel with excellent
features, including sports facilities and a choice of several bars and
four restaurants). Prices from 56.00 pounds for a single en-suite room and
112.00 pounds for a double en-suite room.

To book rooms in either of these hotels, please contact Corinne Towle,
Customer Support/Hotel Reservation Service Manager on 0115 951 5011.
E-mail: hrs@nottingham.ac.uk