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Kát’a Kabanová

Kát’a Kabanová ph. Teatro dell'Opera Official Website

“I started writing a new opera. The chief character in it is a woman, kind by nature.
A breeze would carry her away — let alone the storm that gathers over her”.
(Leoš Janáček, letter to Kamila Stösslová)

Teatro dell'Opera presents the extraordinary three-act opera by Leoš Janáček, directed by Richard Jones, in a new staging in co-production with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

Kat'a Kabanová was composed in 1921, with a libretto by the same author in collaboration with Vincenc Cervinka, inspired by the drama Bouře (The Hurricane) by Alexander Nikolaevič Ostrovskij. It made its debut with great success in November of the same year at the National Theater in Brno.

Set in the second half of the 19th century in a small and isolated city on the banks of the Volga River, the work is a tragedy that revolves around prejudice, guilt and arrogance in a rigid and repressive society. The young protagonist, married to Tikhon, is the victim, together with her husband, of the abuses of her mother-in-law, a bitter and dominant woman. During her husband's business trip, Kat'a gives in to her feelings for Boris, who is in love with her from a distance. After committing adultery, the romantic heroine confesses her guilt and, filled with remorse, commits suicide by throwing herself into the icy waters of the Volga.

For Kát'a Kabanová, the Czech composer was inspired by Kamila Stösslova, a married woman much younger than him, for whom he had a strong and unrequited love. Passionate about Russian music, culture and literature, Janáček gave life to unique work with popular, romantic and overwhelming melodies.

Conductor David Robertson
Director Richard Jones
Chorus Master Roberto Gabbiani
Set and Costume Designer Antony Mcdonald
Lighting Designer Lucy Carter
Movement Director Sarah Fahie

Savël Prokofjevič Dikoj Stephen Richardson
Boris Grigorijevič Charles Workman
Marfa Ignatěvna Kabanová Susan Bickley
Tichon Ivanyč Kabanov Julian Hubbard
Katěrina (Káťa) Corinne Winters / Laura Wilde (27 January)
Váňa Kudrjaš Sam Furness
Varvara Carolyn Sproule
Kuligin Lukáš Zeman

Teatro Dell’opera Di Roma Orchestra And Chorus
A Teatro dell’Opera di Roma New production in coproduction with Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Sung in Czech with Italian and English surtitles

Photo: Teatro dell'Opera Official Website


depuis 18 Janvier 2022 à 27 Janvier 2022
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From 18 to 26 June, 2019

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Kát’a Kabanová, Piazza Beniamino Gigli, 7
Piazza Beniamino Gigli, 7
41° 54' 2.178" N, 12° 29' 44.7036" E

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