As the last production of the 2017 season, the New Zealand Opera presented Leoš Janáček’s Katya Kabanova. It was in a highly acclaimed production by Australian director Patrick Nolan premiered this February in Seattle (for more information see: https://blog.musica.cz/en/articles/detail/811 ).
Founded in 2000, the New Zealand Opera produces three shows each year which are then played in multiple places. Katya Kabanova was thus staged four times in Auckland during the month of September, with the same number of performances to follow in October in Wellington. The opera is conducted by the company’s music director Wyn Davies, the leading roles are sung by Dina Kuznetsova (Katya), Margaret Medlyn (Kabanicha), Angus Wood (Boris) and Conal Coad (Dikoj).
16 September 2017, ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
Leoš Janáček: Katya Kabanova
New Zealand Opera, directed by: Patrick Nolan, music conductor: Wyn Davies
following performances: Sep 19, 21 and 23 (Auckland), Oct 7, 10, 12 and 14 (St James Theatre, Wellington)