Káťa Kabanová (also known in various spellings including Katia, Katja, Katya, and Kabanowa) is an opera in three acts, with music by Leoš Janáček to a libretto by Vincenc Červinka [cz], based on The Storm, a play by Alexander Ostrovsky. The opera was also largely inspired by Janáček's love for Kamila Stösslová. This is often considered his first "mature" opera, despite the fact that he was 67 when it was premiered. Káťa Kabanová is a clear response to Janáček's feelings for Kamila, and the work is dedicated to her. The first performance was at the National Theatre Brno on 23 November 1921.
Kátia Kabanová (2014)
Kátia Kabanová by Janácek from Les Bouffes du Nord, performed at Théâtre de l'Archipel, 2014. Directed by André Engel, starring Kelly Hodson (Kátia), Paul Gaugler (Boris), Céline Laly (Varvara), Elena Gabouri (Kabanicha), Jérôme Billy (Koudriac), Michel Hermon (Dikoj), Mathilde Cardon (Glasa et...
Kátia Kabanová (1998)
Kátia Kabanová by L. Janáček, from Salzburg Festival, performed at Kleines Festpielhaus, 1998. Directed by Christoph Marthaler, conductor Sylvain Cambreling, starring Angela Denoke, Rainer Trost, Henk Smit, Hubert Delamboye, Dagmar Peckova, David Kuebler, Jane Henschel, Ulrich Voss, Frédéric Cato...