ENO’s `Makropulos Case’ Has Mackerras, 337-Year-Old Heroine

barker_cheryl_small.jpgBy Warwick Thompson [Bloomberg.com, 19 May 2006]
May 19 (Bloomberg) — Janacek’s opera “The Makropulos Case” is about a 337-year-old woman who has discovered an elixir of life. Listening to the vibrant conducting of 80-year-old maestro Charles Mackerras in the new production at the English National Opera in London, you’d think he had been tippling at the forbidden fluid too.