Buryja, Grandmother

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(Janáček: Jenůfa). Cont. Owner of the local mill, grandmother of stepbrothers Števa and Laca and mother-in-law of the Kostelnička. Both her sons are dead: her elder son married a widow who already had a son (Laca) and they then had their own son (Števa). Her younger son (Toma) married and his wife bore him a daughter (Jenůfa). After his wife's death, he married the lady now known as the Kostelnička. Created (1904) by Vêra Pivoňková.

Subjects: Opera.

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