Jenufa: Translations And Pronunciation by Timothy CheekJenufa: Translations And Pronunciation by Timothy Cheek

Jenufa: Translations And Pronunciation

byTimothy Cheek

Hardcover | December 6, 2016

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Czech composer Leos Janácek's most famous opera, Jenufa is a harrowing tale of forbidden love, abandonment, hypocrisy, desperation, and tragic infanticide. As today's second most frequently performed Czech opera (following Dvorák's Rusalka), Jenufa holds a prominent place in international opera repertoire and continues to draw the attention of new audiences. Drawing on both scholarly studies and production experience, Timothy Cheek presents an original English-language translation of the original Czech libretto. As with the first two books in the Janácek Opera Libretti series (Príhody lisky Bystrousky, The Cunning Little Vixen and Kát'a Kabanová), this volume consists of two parts. Part One gives background on the opera, a discussion about the various voice types and roles, Janácek's style and Czech performance traditions, Czech folk costumes, and a summary of Czech pronunciation and inflection. Part Two provides the original Czech libretto, word-for-word English translations, idiomatic English translations, IPA for pronunciation of the Czech, translations of the stage directions, and notes about certain words in Czech dialect.As a valuable resource not only for performers and directors, but also historians and opera lovers, this book brings new accessibility to a beloved and timeless opera.
A leading expert on Czech vocal music, Timothy Cheek is pianist, vocal coach, and associate professor of performing arts at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theater & Dance in Ann Arbor. He is the author of Singing in Czech: A Guide to Czech Lyric Diction and Vocal Repertoire (2001) and The Janácek Opera Libretti, volumes I ...
Title:Jenufa: Translations And PronunciationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.33 × 6.16 × 1.05 inPublished:December 6, 2016Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1442275189

ISBN - 13:9781442275188

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Table of Contents

Part One Opera Essentials1 Jenufa: Words and Music2 Czech Pronunciation and InflectionPart Two IPA and English Translations3 Act I4 Act II5 Act III

Editorial Reviews

Timothy Cheek's word-for-word translations and IPA of Jenufa have been very helpful in preparing for our production at San Francisco Opera!