Makropulos Affair, The

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Makropulos Affair, The (Věc Makropulos; literally ‘The Makropulos Thing’, hence variations in trans. title, e.g. ‘The Makropulos Case’, ‘The Makropulos Secret’). Opera in 3 acts by Janáček to his own lib. based on play (1922) of same name by Karel Čapek (1890–1938). Comp. 1923–5. F.p. Brno 1926, London 1964, S. Francisco 1966.