Thu 10 Sep 7.30pm•Sat 12 Sep 7.30pm
A moving tale of marital crisis and sexual guilt, Janáček’s intimate, intense love story is a perfect blend of lyric music and drama. Within two years of completing The Adventures of Mr Brouček, the composer embarked on this extraordinary operatic masterpiece, inspired by his love for a much younger woman.
Torn between her forbidden love for a younger man and what she knows to be her duty as a wife, Kátya struggles in her unhappy marriage, stuck in an oppressive and claustrophobic community in 1920s Russia. Everyone knows everyone else’s business and the neighbours can’t help but get involved. As the hot summer progresses, the pressure begins to build and when the storm breaks, Katya realises she has only one way out…
Visting 21 venues around Scotland, this piano accompanied production boasts an exceptional cast. Scottish sopranos Joanne Boag (who toured this year with Essential Scottish Opera) and Nadine Livingston (recently announced as a Scottish Opera Emerging Artist) share the title role. Caryl Hughes, who starred in last year’s Cinderella, sings Varvara.
Directed by Kally Lloyd-Jones, who choreographed Cinderella and The Secret Marriage for Scottish Opera, Kátya Kabanová promises an evening of raw emotion and exquisite music. Don’t miss your chance to get swept away in this heartbreaking tale of a women whose only mistake was to fall in love.
Sung in English
Running time approximately 2 hours
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