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The Makropulos Case

The Makropulos Case
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Věc Makropulos, usually translated into English as either "The Makropulos Case" or "The Makropulos Affair," is a 20th century opera created by Czech composer Leoš Janáček. The libretto, written by the composer, is based on the play by Karel Čapek of the same name. Like much of Janáček's operatic output, The Makropulos Case highlights an extremely complex female role, motivated perhaps by his own lifelong infatuation with a much younger married woman. Set in 16th century Austria, the story follows the strong-willed Viennese opera singer Emilia as she attempts to obtain riches and fame through using men who seek her love. However, she holds a secret that will have audiences questioning the value of youth and beauty if one does not have love.
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