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. Sung in Czech with surtitles in English. Running time: 2hrs including one interval.Performers Amanda Roocroft (Katerina Kabonova), Leah-Marian Jones (Kabanicha), Stephen Rooke (Tikhon), Peter Wedd (Boris), Patricia Orr (Varvara), Andrew Rees (Kudryash), Clive Bayley (Dikoy).
Music Janaceck. Book by Ostrovsky. Company Welsh National Opera. Conductor Lothar Koenigs. Director Katie Mitchell. Design Vicki Mortimer. Lighting Paule Constable.