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 Sophie Dupreis (Kat'a Anne), Anne Mason (Kabanicha), Tom Randle (Boris), Jeffrey Lloyd Roberts (Tichon), Patricia Orr (Varvara), Andrew Rees (Kudrjas), Richard Angas (Dikoj), Nuala Willis (Glasha), Emma Carrington (Feklusa), Nicholas Lester (Kuligin).
Author Janacek. Producer Opera Holland Park. Conductor Stuart Stratford. Director Olivia Fuchs. Design Yannis Thavoris. Costume Christopher Wood. Musical Director Tom Deering. Lighting Colin Grenfell.