Leoš Janáček: Katya Kabanova

  • Opera in 3 acts (1921)
  • 4 3 3 3 - 4 3 3 1 - timp, perc(2), hp, cel, vla.d'a, str
  • Duration: 105’
  • Instrumentation details:
    1st flute
    2nd flute
    3rd flute (+picc)
    4th flute (+picc)
    1st oboe
    2nd oboe
    3rd oboe (+cor anglais)
    1st clarinet in Bb
    2nd clarinet in Bb
    3rd clarinet in Bb (+bass cl(Bb))
    1st bassoon
    2nd bassoon
    3rd bassoon (+cbsn)
    1st horn in F
    2nd horn in F
    3rd horn in F
    4th horn in F
    1st trumpet in F
    2nd trumpet in F
    3rd trumpet in F
    1st trombone
    2nd trombone
    3rd trombone
    tuba
    timpani
    percussion(2)
    celesta
    harp
    viola d'amore
    violin I
    violin II
    viola
    violoncello
    contrabass;
  • Choir: Bürger beiderlei Geschlechts
  • Roles: Savjol Prokofjewitsch Dikoj, a merchant, bass Boris Grigorjewitsch, his nephew, tenor Marfa Ignatjewna Kabanowa (Kabanicha), a rich merchant's widow, alto Tichon Ivanytsch Kabanoff, her son, tenor Katherina (Katja), his wife, soprano Wanja Kudrjasch, teacher, chemist and engineer, tenor Barbara, foster-child in the Kabanov household, mezzo-soprano Kuligin, friend of Kudrjasch, baritone Glascha, female servant, mezzo-soprano Fekluscha, female servant, mezzo-soprano Late-night passer-by, silent Woman from the crowd, alto
  • Composer: Leoš Janáček
  • Librettist: Leoš Janáček
  • Writer of pre-existing text: Alexander Nikolajewitsch Ostrowski
  • Piano reduction: Bretislav Bakala
  • Editor: Sir Charles MackerrasKarl Heinz Füssl
  • Language: Czech
  • Translator: Vincenc CervinkaMax BrodReinhold SchubertUte BeckerAlena WagnerováNorman TuckerMichel Ancey

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World première

Location:
Národni divadlo (National Theatre), Brno (CZ)
Date:
23.11.1921
Conductor:
Neumann František

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