Janacek gets into the minds of Czech peasants as they struggle with their moral dilemas.
Sound quality 5
Storytelling 5 - this English language version makes the story easier to understand.
Music making 5 - the recently deceased conductor Mackerras is a Janacek expert.
Voice Acting 5 - very moving performances.
Singing 5 - everybody excellent.
Libretto 2 - English only. Let down by tiny font size. A common problem with the whole Opera in English series.
A psychological opera enhanced with great music. Highly recommended to fans of opera in English.