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Katya Kabanova is a woman with a gentle soul and a passionate nature, drowning in a narrow-minded small town society. She is married to Tichon, a weak man entirely under the thumb of his nightmare of a mother, Kabanicha. Katya has caught the eye of the romantic Boris, and when Tichon leaves on a business trip, temptation proves impossible to resist. Katya and Boris embark on a passionate affair, spending every night together. But when her husband returns, a storm breaks in Katya's heart and mind. Overwhelmed by a sense of guilt, she feels compelled to confess her sin.Performers Rebecca de Pont Davies (Kabanicha), Christopher Turner (Tichon), Katie Bray (Varvara), Alexander Sprague (Kudryash), Stephen Richardson (Dikoy).
Music Janaceck. Book by Ostrovsky. Company Opera North. Conductor Sian Edwards. Director Tim Albery. Design Hildegard Bechtler. Costume Hildegard Bechtler. Lighting Peter Mumord.
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