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Posted by on Apr 1, 2010 in Reviews | 0 comments

Realism not so ‘REAL’ in Katya Kabanova

Realism not so ‘REAL’ in Katya Kabanova

Patricia Racette as Katya Kabanova

Patricia Racette as Katya Kabanova

Stunning singing actress, Patricia Racette’s sublime performance in Czech composer, Janácek’s lyrical masterpiece, Katya Kabanova, wasn’t enough to cancel out thoughtless staging.

David Alden’s new production was a muddy attempt at ‘realism.’ Trying to follow  his double Olivier Award-winning production of Janácek’s Jenůfa, he fell short on this English National Opera production says Lewis Marceau of Operaticus.com. Read on for the contradictions: http://operaticus.com/katya_kabanova_eno.html

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