Janáček’s opera “Katya Kabanova” is that of loneliness, love, and the price of passion, in a dramatic concert performance from Sir Simon Rattle and a hand-picked, star-studded cast.
Katya is young, sensitive and desperate for love. But trapped in a remote country village with a bored husband and his snobbish family, she has no way out, until a summer thunderstorm changes everything. Uncompromisingly honest, and pulsing with intensely human emotion, the story of Katya Kabanova is written in music that cuts straight to the chase. The LSO’s concert stagings of classic operas always make headlines: this will be one to remember.
The cast includes the superb tenor Simon O’Neill and living legend Sir John Tomlinson. And appearing in one of her signature roles, as seen at the Royal Opera House, Amanda Majeski as Katya.
‘Majeski gives such heartfelt commitment to the role of Katya that one worries how she can come back down from the emotional peaks and precipices that she scales.’ ~Opera Today