Opera preview at Shoreline Library Feb 22 - Katya Kabanova

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Katya Kabanova lecture at Shoreline Library Feb 22
Photo by Philip Newton
Norm Hollingshead will lecture on Seattle Opera's Katya Kabanova by Leos Janacek on Wednesday, February 22 from 7-8:30pm at the Shoreline Library Large Meeting Room, 345 NE 175th St, 98155.

Katya, a soprano role, is a young wife in an unhappy marriage. Her weak husband is an alcoholic, and both the young husband and wife are dominated by his mother, the Kabanicha.

Not surprisingly, Katya is lured into an illicit love affair with a handsome young man from the city. Such improper behavior cannot be tolerated for long, and once the Kabanicha finds out, Katya is doomed. Czech composer Janacek's amazing music in this opera makes Katya's final scene one of the most gripping in all opera.

This free lecture, provided to increase enjoyment and appreciation of Seattle Opera productions, will feature speaker Norm Hollingshead with recorded musical excerpts.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Shoreline Library.

Katya Kabanova premieres Saturday, Feb. 25 at Seattle Opera and runs through Saturday, March 11. Tickets are available online or by calling 206-389-7676 or 800-426-1619. Ticket prices start at $25. Groups save at least 20 percent: 206-676-5588 or email.


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