Makropulos case an opera based on the play of the same name by LeoЕЎ JanГЎДЌek

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Published by Universal Edition, T. Presser Co. in [Vienna], Bryn Mawr, Pa .

Written in English

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Edition Notes

Libretto by the composer. Cf. Loewenberg. Annals of opera.

Book details

Statementby Karel Čapek. German translation and adaption [sic] by Max Brod. English translation by Norman Tucker.
SeriesU[niversal] E[dition], 14535
LC ClassificationsML50.J34 V32 1966
The Physical Object
Pagination45 p.
Number of Pages45
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5560357M
LC Control Number67059474

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21, Issue. 4, p. Cited by: The Makropulos Case is a fantasy about human mortality, finally celebrating the average life span. The White Plague is a savage and anguished satire against fascist dictatorship and the virus of inhumanity.

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I love Janacek and I regard “The Makropulos Case” to be his masterpiece. It seems an endlessly fascinating piece with its sense of shifting realities and of veils gradually being drawn aside or, to switch metaphors, the gradual peeling away of the layers of an onion as we gradually uncover the tragic story of Elina – a young woman who was forced to swallow a potion that prolonged her /5(5).

"The Makropulos Case," which had its U.S. premiere in San Francisco inunfolds with a magician's sense of delicious misdirection. At its heart is Emilia Marty, née Elina Makropulos. The Makropulos Affair (or The Makropoulos Case, The Makropulos Secret, or, literally, The Makropulos Thing; Czech Věc Makropulos) is a Czech opera in 3 acts, with music and libretto by Leoš áček based his opera on the play Věc Makropulos by Karel ed between andThe Makropulos Affair was his penultimate opera and, like much of his later work.

The Makropulos Case, which premiered at the National Theatre Brno inwas first seen in the US at the San Francisco Opera – forty years after Janacek composed opera is back in California as the last piece of the winter season in an excellent co-production with the Finnish National Opera.

The Makropulos Case The seductive diva Emilia Marty has broken hearts for over years and yet she doesn’t look a day past Now that the magical elixir granting her eternal youth is wearing off, can she seduce her way to immortality. Nadja Michael (Emilia Marty) in the final scene of Leoš Janáček's "Věc Makropulos (The Makropulos Affair)": "Pro Lékare!" Live recorded at Bayerische Staatso.

The new edition of the opera The Makropulos Case has been edited by PhDr. Ji?í Zahrádka, who has been curator of the Janá?ek Archive at the Moravian State Museum for 20 years and has written numerous studies on the life and work of Leoš Janá?ek. His latest publications include the book ‘Theatre must not be Comedy for the People’.

Leoš. Věc Makropulos is a Czech play written by Karel title—literally The Makropulos Thing—has been variously rendered in English as The Makropulos Affair, The Makropulos Case, or The Makropulos Secret (Čapek's own preferred English rendition).

Described by Čapek as a "comedy", Věc Makropulos received its first performance on 21 November in the Vinohrady Theatre in Prague. Background to the Makropulos 2 Case: play by Karel Capek, opera 3 by Janacek. Unending life leads to boredom, indifference, coldness, joylessness. The elixir is destroyed by a young woman, to the dismay of the old men.

Death is not just not an evil as an end. Bernard Williams’ The Makropulos Case, focuses on the topic of immortality, and the issues that would arise from being immortal.

Williams’ uses the concept of the Makropulos play to refute the idea of immortality, because the protagonist kills themselves out of unbearable boredom from exhausting their categorical desires. For ENO's revival of Christopher Alden's production of The Makropulos Case, she adds Emilia Marty to her repertoire, and proves no less exceptional in.

So tough that The Makropulos Case, completed in and first staged the next year (in Brno, capital of Janáček’s native Moravia), came to the United States only inwhen the San Francisco opera presented it in English.

Three years earlier, Hans Hollander, who had known and worked with Janáček, fretted that the “three acts are. The Makropulos Case: Williams considers a story inspired by a play about a woman named Elina Makropulos, who has been drinking an elixir of life for years. She is years old.

In the end, she refuses to continue drinking it, because life has become a dull state of boredom, indifference, and coldness. Williams claims that ANY sort of eternal. The Insect Play; The Makropulos Case; The White Plague (World Classics) (Vol 1), By Karel Capek, Cathy Porter, by downloading the book on web link download in this website.

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M." "Ona pije whisku" "Jak se opravdu jmenujete?" "Což možno člověku tři sta let mezi lidmi žít?" "Já chtěla dostat tu. This chapter analyzes the issue of immortality in the opera “The Makropulos Case” and reviews Bernard Williams's essay inspired by the opera, which argues against immortality.

It suggests that the widespread longing for an extended existence is an expression of our agency and that the rational appeal of extended existence rests on the fact that human beings are autonomous agents with a.

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Janáček: The Makropulos Case. Warner Classics: Buy DVD Video online. Anja Silja (Emilia Marty), Kim Begley (Albert Gregor), Victor Braun (Baron Prus), Andrew Shore (Dr. Kolenaty), Anthony Roden (Vitek) London Philharmonic Orchestra, Glyndebourne Festival Chorus, Andrew Davis.

Added to this Williams exhibits on every page a mind of exceptional acuity. I doubt if anyone could read the reflections on immortality entitled ‘The Makropulos Case’ without a consciousness that his deepest beliefs and feelings were being engaged: engaged and adjusted under the influence of reason.

The other plays in the book, The White Plague, The Insect Play, and The Makropoulos Case are all typical Capek fantasy/science fiction. I recommend it highly. As is often the case, it is hard to reconcile the popularity Cape For some reason, presumably the translator's heavy handed allegorical pretensions, the classic play, Rossum's Universal /5.

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Listen to your favorite songs from Janáček: The Macropulos Case by Ivo Žídek, Rudolf Vonásek, Helena Tattermuschová, Libuše Prylová, Karel Berman, Přemysl Kočí, Jiří Joran, Jaroslava Procházková, Viktor Kočí, Milan Karpíšek, Milada Musilová, Bohumil Gregor, Milan Malý, Prague National Theatre Orchestra, Prague National Theatre Chorus Now.

In R. R., the Robot - an idea Çapek was the first to invent - gradually takes over all aspects of human existence except procreation; The Insect Play is a satirical fable in which beetles, butterflies and ants give dramatic form to different philosophies of life; The Makropulos Case is a fantasy about human mortality, finally celebrating.

Brazilian premiere of Janacek's masterpiece, with celebrated soprano Coelho in the titel role. Ira Levin conducts the Orquestra do Theatro Sao Pedr.

Janáček: The Makropulos Case. C Major: Buy Blu-ray online. Angela Denoke (Emilia Marty), Raymond Very (Albert Gregor), Peter Hoare (Vitek), Jurgita Adamonyte (Krista), Johan Reuter (Jaroslav Prus), Jochen Schmeckenbecher (Dr.

Kolenaty), Ales Briscein (Janek) Wiener Philharmoniker, Esa. The Insect Play; The Makropulos Case; The White Plague (World Classics) (Vol 1) and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at - Capek Four Plays: R U R ; the Insect Play; the Makropulos Case; the White Plague World Classics Vol 1 by Capek, Karel.

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Back inBernard Williams published an article about the desirability of immortality. The article was entitled “The Makropulos Case: Reflections on the Tedium of Immortality”.

The article used the story of Elina Makropulos — from Janacek’s opera The Makropulos Affair — to argue that immortality would not be desirable. According to the story, Elina Makropulos is given the elixir. Select CHAPTER 2 - THE MAKROPULOS CASE. Book chapter Full text access. CHAPTER 2 - THE MAKROPULOS CASE.

Pages Publisher Summary. This book presents a concise account of Janáček's extraordinary musical background and development as an operatic composer. Organized into seven chapters, this book begins with an overview of Janáček's.

paper “The Makropulos case: reflections on the tedium of immortality” Bernard Williams asserts his central claim that when immortality is feasible it is intolerable; further, it is reasonable to regard death as an evil.

He argues his position by utilization of The Makropulos case, or the case of E.M. It’s never good to live in the past, but sometimes we have to, even though as our latest catch phrase would have it ” it is what it is. ” These are some of the thoughts which came to mind when I caught the last performance of San Francisco Opera’s revival of its production of Leos Janacek’s “The Makropulos Case ” () which received its American premiere at this house.

2 The Makropulos Case: Act I: Oh dear, my goodness. (Vitek, Gregor) 3 The Makropulos Case: Act I: Daddy, she really is wonderful (Kristina, Gregor, Vitek) 4 The Makropulos Case: Act I: Come this. Charles Mackerras has long been a passionate advocate of Janácek's music, and this is his second recording of The Makropulos Case, the first being a version in the original Czech with Elisabeth recording for Chandos is part of its growing Opera in English series.

Janácek so adamantly insisted on the inseparability of his vocal music from the Czech language that any 9/ Similar books and articles. The Embodiment of Vulnerability A Case Study of the Life and Love of Leoš Janáček and His Opera The Makropulos Case.

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