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. Costumes were built by The Dallas Opera Costume Workshop A co-production with Teatro Nacional de Sao Carlos, Lisbon and Teatr Wielki-Opera Narodowa, Warsaw Supported by The Friends of ENO. Running time: 1hr 40mins. New ProductionPerformers Patricia Racette (Katerina Kabanova), Susan Bickley (Marfa Kabanicha), Anna Grevelius (Varvara), Stuart Skelton (Boris Grigoryevich), Alfie Boe (Vanya Kudrjas), John Graham-Hall (Tikhon Ivanich Kabanov), Clive Bayley (Dikoy), William Robert Allenby (Kuligin).
Music Janaceck. Book by Ostrovsky. Producer English National Opera. Producer Teatro Nacional de Sao Carlos Lisbon. Producer Teatr Wielki-Opera Narodowa Warsaw. Conductor Mark Wigglesworth. Director David Alden. Design Charles Edwards. Costume Jon Morrell. Lighting Adam Silverman.