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Release Date: October 02, 2019

Year    :   2019
Slogan    :   «Better a scarred face than a scarred soul.»
Genres    :   Music, Drama
Production Companies    :   Česká televize
Director    :   Martin Glaser, Jakub Kořínek
Producers    :   Igor Chvála
Writers    :   Leoš Janáček, Gabriela Preissová

When a beautiful young woman in rural Moravia becomes unexpectedly pregnant, she learns that love is sometimes only skin-deep. Janáček took Gabriela Preissová's grim tale of infanticide and redemption, and condensed it into a masterful, spine-chilling drama. The tragic plight of the protagonists is presented with unsentimental realism that cannot help but trigger a response of deep compassion. Premiered at the National Theatre in the composer's hometown of Brno 115 years ago, the opera took him nine years to complete and is the first in which his distinctive voice can clearly be heard.

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