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Kátya Kabanová 2009English Touring Opera

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The annual visit to the Perth Festival brought two contrasting works in The Magic Flute and Kátya Kabanová. The repertoire for the tour also included some concert performances of Norma, which would have worked very well in the city's shiny new concert hall. For whatever reason, this did not happen, but the two productions that did come were well worthwhile.  Katya  Kabanova was given on Friday 22 May, and Magic Flute on Thursday 21 May and Saturday 23 May.

ETO had already found that Janáček worked well on the scale they were able to mount, and this was no exception, with an extremely pared-down production style. As always with this company, they sprinkled some experienced artists in with the youngsters, and Fiona Kimm dominated her scenes with the minimum of histrionics. Michael Bracegirdle, good as the juvenile here, was perhaps better suited to Boris, when he joined Scottish Opera's mini-scale tour a few months later.


Performance Cast

Váňa Kudrjaš a school teacher

Michael Bracegirdle

Glaša an old servant

Cheryl Enever

Savel Prokofievich Dikoj a merchant

Siòn Goronwy

Boris Grigorievich Dikoj's nephew

Richard Roberts

Feklusha a pilgrim

Helen Johnson

Marfa Ignatyevna Kabanová a merchant's widow, called Kabanicha

Fiona Kimm

Tikhon Ivanovich Kabanov Kabanicha's son

Colin Judson

Káterina Kabanová known as Katya, Tikhon's wife

Linda Richardson

Varvara foster-child in the Kabanov household

Jane Harrington

Kuligin a friend of Vána

Robert Davies

Performance DatesKátya Kabanová 2009

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Perth Theatre | Perth

22 May, 19.30

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