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Kátya Kabanová 2010Scottish Opera-Go-Round

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Scottish Opera's 2009/10 season contained four full main-stage productions plus one small-scall-tour. The two works the company had never touched before were the young Rossini's frothy Italian Girl in Algiers and Leoš Janáček'a Adventures of Mr Brouček. The two revivals were an ultra-traditional Elisir d'amore and an ultra-modern Bohème. There was also  a piano-accompanied tour of a second Janáček piece, Kátya Kabanová.

There were some additional elements, however, including a third programme of new short chamber pieces under the 5:15 umbrella. There was also a 'Scenes & Arias' tour by four  young singers and a pianist, the old Essential Scottish Opera format now revised as Opera Highlights. There was a new 'Interactive Opera for 3 to 6 Year Olds', entitled Auntie Janet Saves The Planet. Two well-contrasted co-productions also featured. Music Theatre Wales brought a new chamber piece by Eleanor Alberga, Letters of a Love Betrayed, while the RSAMD joined forces with the orchestra and technical staff of Scottish Opera to mount the Scottish premiere of Prokofiev's wonderful Tolstoy adaptation War and Peace.

A final batch of performances of Scottish Opera's third staging of a Janáček work for its small-scale piano-accompanied tours.

Performance Cast

Váňa Kudrjaš a school teacher

Ben Thapa

Glaša an old servant

Raphaela Mangan

Savel Prokofievich Dikoj a merchant

Paul Reeves

Boris Grigorievich Dikoj's nephew

Michael Bracegirdle

Marfa Ignatyevna Kabanová a merchant's widow, called Kabanicha

Emma Carrington

Tikhon Ivanovich Kabanov Kabanicha's son

Simon Crosby Buttle

Káterina Kabanová known as Katya, Tikhon's wife

Joanne Boag

Varvara foster-child in the Kabanov household

Caryl Hughes

Kuligin a friend of Vána

Anders Östberg

Performance DatesKátya Kabanová 2010

Map List

Lemon Tree | Aberdeen

27 Apr, 19.30 28 Apr, 19.30

One Touch Theatre, Eden Court | Inverness

4 May, 19.15 5 May, 19.15

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