Kátya Kabanová NZ Opera
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