Event The Makropulos Affair
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Venue Festival Theatre, Adelaide, SA
Umbrella Event Adelaide Festival of Arts 1982
First Date 4 March 1982
Opening Date 4 March 1982
Last Date 15 March 1982
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description "Elina Makropulos' father was a physician, commanded by Rudolf II of Bohemia to devise a potion that would give the ageing emperor another 300 years of life, and ordered to try the potion first on 16 year old Elina. Rudolf himself did not take the potion, how could he know, as Elina points out 300 years later, that it would work?"
Description Source Programme
Primary Genre Music Theatre
Secondary Genre Opera
Name Function Notes
William Bamford Actor
James Christiansen Actor
Gregory Dempsey Actor
Thomas Edmonds Actor
Geoffrey Harris Actor
Keith Hempton Actor
Roger Howell Actor
Jolanta Nagajek Actor
Claire Primrose Actor
Elisabeth Soderstrom Actor
Isabel Townsend Actor
Isabel Veale Actor
Leoš Janáček Composer
Denis Vaughan Conductor
Luciana Arrighi Costume Designer
Elijah Moshinsky Director
Rory Dempster Lighting Designer
Brian Thomson Set Designer
Text Nationality Czech Republic
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information Five performances.
Data Source
Source Description
Programme Performing Arts Collection of South Australia
Event Identifier 63808