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Sir Simon Rattle conducting the LSO

Janáček's Jenůfa

NB: Change of soloist

Sunday 14 January 2024 • 7pm

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The Concert

Leoš Janáček Jenůfa
concert performance; sung in Czech with English surtitles

Sir Simon Rattle  conductor
Agneta Eichenholz  Jenůfa
Katarina Karnéus  Kostelnička
Aleš Briscein  Laca
Nicky Spence  Steva
Jan Martiník  Starek, the Foreman / Mayor
Carole Wilson  Grandmother Buryjovka
Claire Barnett-Jones  Barena / Herdswoman
Hanna Hipp  Rychtarka
Erika Baikoff  Jano
Evelin Novak  Karolka
London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey 
chorus master
London Symphony Orchestra

The concert will finish at approximately 9.30pm, including a 20-minute interval (timings are subject to change)


£70 £55 £39 £25 £18
+ £4 booking fee per online/phone transaction

Wildcard Tickets

£12/£16 + booking fee as above
Guaranteed entry – your seat will be allocated on the day.
Limited releases throughout the season. Full details

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Save on Your Booking

Multibuy Discounts – save up to 40%
Under-18s – £6 tickets
14–25s – discounts for Young Barbican Members
Groups of 10+ – save at least 20%
Access – free companion tickets for Barbican Access Members
Full details below

Janáček’s searing, magnificent opera explores a woman’s limited options in a suffocating small town.

The Programme

Jenůfa is pregnant, but she isn’t married. In her mountain village, this means disgrace, or even death. Her stepmother, Kostelnička, wants to help her, but what should she do?

Janáček pondered his characters’ predicament for many years. The opera he eventually completed is a blazing vision of human suffering and redemption, rooted in the rhythms of everyday life.

The Performers

Conductor Emeritus Sir Simon Rattle and the LSO have presented two of Janáček’s operas to critical acclaim, and this is the next instalment. Jenůfa brings together a remarkable cast, including Agneta Eichenholz’s heartbreaking portrayal of a vulnerable young woman and Katarina Karnéus’ achingly powerful Kostelnička.

‘I could do it; only I could save her.’ – Kostelnička, in Jenůfa

Read the programme


Generously supported by The Jeremy and John Sacher Charitable Trust and the LSO Opera Giving Circle


Change of soloist
Due to personal reasons, Asmik Grigorian has been forced to withdraw from the LSO’s performances of Janáček’s Jenůfa on 11 and 14 January 2024. The role of Jenůfa will now be sung by Agneta Eichenholz. Existing ticket holders are in the process of being be notified.
Posted 22 December 12.20pm


Header Image © Mark Allan

Dive Deeper


Under Rattle, the LSO are on ravishing form, perfectly blending the lyricism and intensity of the score. A tremendous evening, every second of it ★★

The Guardian on Janáček’s Katya Kabanova, 2023

‘The orchestral music reveals the emotional truth behind [the singers] … thanks to the LSO’s superbly eloquent performance under conductor Simon Rattle.

The Telegraph on Janáček’s Katya Kabanova, 2023

£10 Tickets for Students

Full-time students can book £10 tickets for this concert through Student Pulse London.

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Booking and Discounts

Booking Your Tickets

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By phone on +44 20 7870 2500 (Monday to Friday 12–5.30pm)
In person at the Barbican Centre

£4 booking fee per transaction when booking online or by phone

Refunds and Exchanges

If you can no longer user your tickets, you can exchange them for another LSO concert or Barbican credit voucher (valid for six months). Please inform the Box Office at least 24 hours before the performance (two weeks for group bookings). A per-ticket administration fee applies for all exchange services.

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The LSO reserves the right to change artists or programmes if necessary. If the event is cancelled, all bookers will receive a refund. All discounts are subject to availability and may not be combined. Box office calls may be monitored or recorded for quality assurance or training purposes.

Multibuy Discounts

Book 2 to 3 concerts and save 10%
Book 4 to 7 concerts and save 20%
Book 8 to 11 concerts and save 30%
Book 12 or more concerts and save 40%

Plus retain your discount for any later bookings within the season.

Multibuy Discounts: Full Details


£12 or £16 (£10 or £15 for Half Six Fix concerts), plus booking fee. You are guaranteed entry to the concert but you won’t know your exact seat until the evening of the performance. Will you be lucky and bag a top-price seat in the stalls? Find out more about Wildcards.

Young People

£6 tickets for under-18s. Discounted tickets are available for selected LSO concerts for 14–25s through Young Barbican, and for full-time students through Student Pulse London.

Groups of 10+

Save 20%, or 30% when booking two or more concerts in the same season, plus additional benefits. Find out more about group booking.

Access Members

Members of the Barbican’s Access Scheme can book wheelchair places priced at the lowest price for that event and book a free companion seat. Join the Barbican Access Scheme.

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