Kátya Ka­banová NZ Opera

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16 Septem­ber to 14 Oc­to­ber, ASB The­atre, Aotea Cen­tre, Auck­land, then St James The­atre, Welling­ton

Synop­sis: Dom­i­nated by her over­bear­ing mother- in- law, Kátya is caught in a love­less mar­riage. De­spite find­ing true love with an­other man, hap­pi­ness and peace elude her. Stag­ing: Rus­sian- Amer­i­can so­prano Dina Kuznetsova per­forms the ti­tle role in a pro­duc­tion set in 1950s Amer­ica with frocks to match.

About: A three- act opera penned by Czech com­poser Leoš Janácekš in the 1920s re­put­edly in­spired by his ob­ses­sion with, and un­re­quited love for, Kamila Stösslová – a young mar­ried woman. nz­opera.com

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