NZ Opera presents Kátya Kabanová

01/09/2017

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New Zealand Opera brings the curtain down on its 2017 season with Janáček’s beautifully tragic masterpiece, Kátya Kabanová.

This stunning production transports the action to white picket-fence 1950s America, where Janáček’s evocative music betrays the hidden emotions and simmering tensions that lie beneath the surface.

As she searches for an escape from her loveless marriage and cruel mother-in-law, Kátya’s passionate nature puts her at odds with the conservative, self-righteous world around her, with devastating consequences.

As our doomed heroine, the radiant Russian/American soprano Dina Kuznetsova performs a role with which she has wowed both audiences and critics alike.  Angus Wood is her lover Boris, with operatic stars Margaret Medlyn and Conal Coad playing two of the most morally questionable characters in all opera; Kabanicha and Dikój. They are joined by Australian Hayley Sugars and some of our younger generation of Kiwi singers; Andrew Glover, James Benjamin Rodgers and Robert Tucker.

This talented cast is directed by Patrick Nolan with designs by Genevieve Blanchett, in a production first performed to rave reviews at Seattle Opera in February this year. 

Auckland
ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre
16th - 23rd September
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Wellington
St James Theatre
7th - 14th October
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