LIBRETTO BY VINCENC ČERVINKA
IN CZECH WITH
2 Hours 15 minutes
Katya Kabanova is a searing drama in which a deeply spiritual young woman, brought up in a tight-knit rural family in 19th-century Russia, suddenly yields to her natural urges for love.
Tormented by her decision, she is forced to reckon with society’s repressive onslaught and her own guilt.
July 24, Aug 1 & 5
“MAKE ME SWEAR AN OATH TO YOU,
TO SWEAR ON MY SACRED SOUL.”
Conductor / Music Director
Khuner was masterful in the pit, which was under the stage in this production. His pacing of the score was perfectly judged, his singers, including the small chorus -San Francisco Classical Voice
...a veritable who’s who of Bay Area operatic luminaries, stepped in to lend a veneer of elegance and urgency to the proceedings.
-San Francisco Chronicle
Hennessey’s performance touched perfectly on Katya’s anxiety, joys and uncertainty, all through a surge of Puccinian lyricism. -San Francisco Chronicle