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Jenůfa. Opera (Moravian music drama) in 3 acts by Janáček. This is title by which it is known outside Czechoslovakia, where it retains its orig. title of Her Foster-daughter (Její Pastorkyňa). Lib. by composer based on story by G. Preissová. Comp. 1894–1903, rev. 1906, 1911, 1916. Prod. Brno 1904, Prague 1916, Vienna 1918, NY Met 1924, London 1956. Orig. version of ov., comp. 1894, was pubd. in 1906 as independent orch. piece Jealousy (Žárlivost). Since 1916 opera has usually been performed in edn. with re-orch. by Prague cond. Karel Kovařovic, but Mackerras and others have restored orig. scoring.