Leoš Janáček ( July 3, 1854 Hukvaldy - August 12, 1928 Moravská Ostrava ) was a world-renowned Czech composer of classical music. Although he belongs to the generation of Czech musical modernity , his style is very distinctive and original. It is appreciated especially for its unusual melody, based on the folk music of the Moravian regions, especially Slovácko and Lašsko. He is known around the world mainly for his operas, among others for the great success of the operaHer stepdaughter, referred to as Jenůfa. His orchestral-vocal works Glagolitic Mass, Sinfonietta, Rhapsody of Taras Bulba and chamber compositions, especially string quartets , have also received great acclaim.

Leoš Janáček was born in the village of Hukvaldy in northeastern Moravia on July 3, 1854 as the ninth child of Jiří and Amálie Janáček, who had a total of fourteen descendants. He was baptized Leo Leo.

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  • Katia Kabanova (2015)

    Katia Kabanova by Leoš Janácek, from Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, Paris, 2015. Directed by Louise Narboni, conductor . Starring Kelly Hodson, Kátia; Paul Gaugler, Boris; Céline Laly, Varvara; Elena Gabouri, Kabanicha; Jérôme Billy, Koudriac; José Canales, Tichon; Michel Hermon, Dikoj; Mathilde C...

  • Aus einem Totenhaus (From the House of the Dead) (2018)

    Aus einem Totenhaus (From the House of the Dead) by L. Janáček, from Bayerische Staatsoper, performed at National Theatre Munich, 2018. Directed by Aleksandar Denic, conductor Simone Young, starring Manuel Günther,Bo Skovhus,Christian Rieger,Peter Rose,Galeano Salas,Aleš Briscein,Charles Workman,...

  • Kátia Kabanová (1998)

    Kátia Kabanová by L. Janáček, from Salzburg Festival, performed at Kleines Festpielhaus, 1998. Directed by Christoph Marthaler, conductor Sylvain Cambreling, starring Angela Denoke, Rainer Trost, Henk Smit, Hubert Delamboye, Dagmar Peckova, David Kuebler, Jane Henschel, Ulrich Voss, Frédéric Cato...

  • The Cunning Little Vixen (2008)

    The Cunning Little Vixen by Leoš Janáček, from Opéra national de Paris (Opéra Bastille), 2008. Directed by Don Kent, conductor Dennis Russel Davies. Starring Elena Tsallagova; Jukka Rasilainen; Michèle Lagrange; David Kuebler; Roland Bracht; Paul Gay; Hannah Esther Minutillo; Hauts-de-Seine Child...