Kat'a is a woman of great dignity married to a weak alcoholic who is henpecked by his mother. Kat'a finds a fatal distraction in the interest of a young man, which leads her to guilt, confession and suicide. Sung in Czech with English surtitlesPerformers Julia Sporsen (Kat'a), Peter Hoare (Boris), Anne Mason (Kabanicha), Nicky Spence (Tichon), Care Presland (Varvara), Paul Curievici (Kudrjas), Mikhai Svetlov (Dikoj), Laura Woods (Giasa), Polly Leech (Feklusa), Ross Ramgobin (Kuligin), Ayaka Tanimoto (Zena), Michael Bradley (Boatman).
Author Janacek. Producer Opera Holland Park. Company City of London Sinfonia. Company Opera Holland Park Chorus. Conductor Sian Edwards. Director Olivia Fuchs. Design Yannis Thavoris. Lighting Colin Grenfell. Director Clare Whistler (movement director).