Following many successful appearances with all the major North American symphony orchestras, Jakub Hrůša is making his US operatic debut conducting Leoš Janáček’s Jenůfa in Chicago. The first performance takes place this Sunday (12 Nov) at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, in a production by Claus Guth which was created in association with the Royal Opera House in London, where it was first staged in 2021. More information and tickets are available here.

Hrůša’s recent highlights include conducting Dvořák’s The Spectre’s Bride with the choir and orchestra of Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, as well as conducting Berlin Philharmonic in a highly acclaimed performance of Dvořák’s Stabat mater. He was recently awarded the Kulturpreis Bayern 2023 for his work with Bamberg Symphony.

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