Opera by Leoš Janáček, Libretto by Vincenc Červinka, based on The Storm, a play by Alexander Ostrovsky
Premiered on June 26, 2010 at the National Theater, Prague, Czech Republic
Katya Kabanova is primarily subject to a disastrous inner struggle between desire and reason. She is undoubtedly the greatest and most rounded of Janáček’s female dramatic characters. The National Theatre Prague presented Katya Kabanova under the direction of Robert Wilson and the baton of Tomáš Netopil. Following the opera Osud, staged in 2002, this was the second Janáček production commissioned by the National Theatre.