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.