Storms of Passion - Janáček’s Katya Kabanova


Dramatic. Passionate. Moving.

Wed 11 Jan 2023 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Barbican Hall, London

Leoš Janáček Katya Kabanova (concert performance; sung in Czech)

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Katarina Dalayman Marfa
Andrew Staples Tichon
Amanda Majeski Katya
Sir John Tomlinson Dikoj
Simon O’Neill Boris
Ladislav Elgr Kudrjas
Magdalena Kožená Varvara
Sarah Pring Glasha & Feklusha
Lukáš Zeman Kuligin
London Symphony Chorus
London Symphony Orchestra

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Please note that finish times are approximate and subject to change.

Janáček’s opera of loneliness, love, and the price of passion, in a dramatic concert performance from Sir Simon Rattle and a hand-picked 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, Katya Kabanova is opera for grown-ups, 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.

Tonight’s cast includes the superb Kiwi tenor Simon O’Neill and living legend Sir John Tomlinson. Katya is one of Amanda Majewski’s signature roles – she won’t hold back tonight.

‘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

Your Visit

Standard seating is being used for this concert. We encourage audience members to bring and wear a face covering, unless you are exempt.

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