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Katya Kabanova - From Scottish Opera

26th September 2009

Photograph of Katya Kabanova - From Scottish Opera

Thursday 1 October, 7.30pm
Wick High School
Tickets £10, £5 (u26s)

Scottish Opera will perform Leoö JanŠek's intimate and intense love story, KŠtya KabanovŠ, in 21 venues across Scotland this season.

The production will take in Giffnock, Drumnadrochit, Cromarty, Stornonway, Elgin, Aboyne, Lerwick, Kirkwall, Wick, Strontian, Dundee, Fort William, Linlithgow, Glenrothes, Irvine, Helensburgh, Dumfries, Galashiels, Easterhouse, Aberdeen and Inverness.

Kally Lloyd-Jones directs her first opera for the Company. As well as running dance theatre company Company Chordelia, Kally has worked with Scottish Opera as choreographer/movement director on a number of highly regarded productions in recent seasons including Cimarosa's The Secret Marriage, Weir's A Night at the Chinese Opera and Smetana's The Two Widows, which won a Herald Angel Award at the Edinburgh International Festival last year.

Scottish sopranos Nadine Livingston (from Glasgow) and Joanne Boag (originally from Dundee) share the title role in the nine-strong cast. Joanne has already performed with Scottish Opera in last year's Essential Scottish Opera Opera Highlights, and this will be Nadine's first major professional role. This season Nadine has joined Scottish Opera's Emerging Artists programme, designed to give young singers valuable training and experience at the start of their careers. Accompanying the production is pianist Ian Ryan, whose spirited playing for both The Merry Widow and Cinderella has been a highlight over the past couple of seasons.

KŠtya KabanovŠ is the story of a young woman trapped in the traditional ideals of a close-knit community in 1920s Russia. A dutiful wife in love with another man, KŠtya is torn between the prospect of public shame and private isolation, and the tale meets its shadowy crescendo when KŠtya is forced to confess her true feelings by her wilful and domineering mother-in-law.

Scottish Opera's General Director, Alex Reedijk says, 'We want people all over Scotland to be able to experience great opera and that's why we tour extensively each year. Audiences will love JanŠček's heart-rending tale, with its evocative blend of beautiful music and gripping drama. It's also a great showcase for Scottish talent. Don't miss it.'

The production is sung in English.

Hear excerpts of the music at

Opening Night Thurs 10 Sept, Eastwood Park Theatre, Giffnock

1. Thursday 10 September 7.30pm & Saturday 12 September, 7.30pm
Eastwood Park Theatre, Giffnock
Tickets £14, £10 (conc), £5 (u26s)

2. Tuesday 15 September, 7.30pm
Craigmonie Centre, Glen Urquhart High School, Drumnadrochit
Tickets £13, £5 (u26s)

3. Thursday 17 September, 7.30pm
Victoria Hall, Cromarty
Tickets £13, £5 (U26s)

4. Saturday 19 September, 7.30pm
An Lanntair, Stornoway
Tickets £13, £5 (u26s)

5. Tuesday 22 September, 7.30pm
Elgin Town Hall
Tel 01343 562 600

6. Thursday 24 September, 7.30pm
Deeside Theatre, Aboyne
Tickets £13, £5 (u26s)

7. Saturday 26 September, 7.30pm
Garrison Theatre, Market Street, Lerwick
Tickets £13, £5 (u26s)

8. Tuesday 29 September, 7.30pm
Orkney Arts Centre, Kirkwall
Tickets £10, £5 (u26s)

9. Thursday 1 October, 7.30pm
Wick High School
Tickets £10, £5 (u26s)

10. Saturday 3 October, 7.30pm
The Sunart Centre, Strontian
Tickets £10, £5 (u26s)

11.Tuesday 6 October, 7.30pm
Whitehall Theatre, Dundee
Tickets £13, £5 (u26s)

12.Thursday 8 October, 7.30pm
Nevis Centre, Fort William
Tickets £10, £5 (u26s)
*Performance sponsored by Telford Construction

13. Saturday 10 October, 7.30pm
Linlithgow Academy, Braehead Road, Linlithgow
Tickets £10, £5 (u26s)

14. Tuesday 13 October, 7.30pm
The Rothes Hall, Glenrothes
Tickets £13, £5 (u26s)

15. Thursday 15 October, 7.30pm
The Magnum Theatre, Irvine
Tickets £13, £5 (u26s)

16. Saturday 6 October, 7.30pm
Victoria Halls, Helensburgh
Tickets £13, £5 (u26s)

17. Tuesday 20 October, 7.30pm
The Buccleuch Centre, Langholm
Tickets £13, £5 (u26s)

18. Thursday 22 October, 7.30pm
The Volunteer Hall, Galashiels
Tickets £13, £5 (u26s)

19. Saturday 24 October, 7.30pm
Platform, The Bridge, Easterhouse
Tickets £10, £5 (u26s and Local Links)

20. Tuesday 27 April, 7.30pm & Wednesday 28 April, 7.30pm
The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
Tickets £13, £5 (u26s)

21. Tuesday 4 May, 7.15pm & Wednesday 5 May, 7.15
One Touch Theatre, Eden Court, Inverness
Tickets £14, £5 (u26s)

Book tickets for all performances at and on 0844 847 1645 (excluding venues 4, 10, 11, 14, 20, and 21). Booking fees apply.

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