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Kát'a Kabanová


  • The Metropolitan Opera Lincoln Center Plaza New York, NY, 10023 United States (map)

Role: Kát’a Kabanová

Janáček’s gripping domestic drama makes a rare appearance on the Met stage, its first since 2005. The soaring soprano Susanna Phillips sings the title role, a young woman forced by fate to choose between true love and family honor, with beloved mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick as her unyielding mother-in-law. Tenor Pavel Černoch is the young object of Káťa’s love, and legendary bass Sir John Tomlinson is his rich but cruel uncle. Lothar Koenigs conducts one of the defining operatic scores of the 20th century.

Dates and Times

May 2020

2nd at 1pm

6th at 8pm

9th at 7:30pm


Kat’a: Susanna Phillips

Varvara: Daniela Mack

Kabanicha: Dolora Zajick

Boris: Pavel Cernoch

Tichon: Stefan Margita

Vanya: Paul Appleby

Dikoi: Sir John Tomlinson

Conductor: Lother Koenigs

Production: Sir Jonathan Miller

Set and Costume Design: Robert Israel

Lighting Designer: Gil Wechsler

Chorus Master: Donald Palumbo

Earlier Event: April 4
Missa Solemnis (Beethoven)