Opera in 3 acts
Libretto by the composer after Ostrovsky's play
in the Czech translation by Cervinka, English translation by Norman Tucker, with revisions by Rodney Blumer and Henrietta Bredin
'Marvellous! Really, just admit it'
'What d'you think you're hanging around for?'
'Is your mistress at home?'
Dikoi, Glasha, Kudryash, Boris, Feklusha
'All of them so good and pious'
Feklusha, Boris, Kudryash
'If you want to obey your mother'
Kabanicha, Tichon, Katya, Varvara
'I'm always wondering'
'Madness? Oh, how I wish I really knew'
'Ah, but you, what can you know of this?'
Katya, Varvara, Feklusha, Glasha, Tichon
'Do you not love me any more?'
'It's time, Tichon'
Kabanicha, Tichon, Katya
'There now, you're always boasting'
'It's so warm indoors'
Varvara, Katya, Dikoi, Kabanicha
'No, no, no one, yet my heart was beating'
'It's nothing much'
'Nobody here yet!'
'Far away my love is gone across the water'
Varvara, Kudryash, Boris
'Is that you, Katerina Petrovna?'
'So you've found each other'
Varvara, Boris, Kudryash, Katya
'Raining!' 'There's a storm coming'
Kuligin, Kudryash, Dikoi
'Psst! Psst! Boris, listen to me!'
'Oh, Varvara! I shall die!'
Katya, Zena, Varvara, Chorus, Kudryash, Dikoi, Kabanicha, Tichon
'Ah, Glasha! It's awful to think of it'
Tichon, Glasha, Varvara, Kudryash
'No! Nobody here'
'And yet death won't come to me'
'Thanks be to God!'
'No, not that!'
'Birds will sing as they fly above me'
'Hey there, a woman has jumped in the river!'
Kuligin, Passer-by, Dikoi, Glasha, Tichon, Kabanicha
Jane Henschel mezzo-soprano - Marfa Kabanova
Peter Hoare tenor - Tichon Kabanov
Cheryl Barker soprano - Katerina
Gwynne Howell bass - Dikoi
Robert Brubaker tenor - Boris Grigoryevich
Victoria Simmonds mezzo-soprano - Varvara
Peter Wedd tenor - Vanya Kudryash
Kathleen Wilkinson mezzo-soprano - Glasha
Owen Webb baritone - Kuligin
Claire Hampton soprano - Feklusha
Sian Meinir mezzo-soprano - Zena
Philip Lloyd-Holtam tenor - Passer-by
11-15 December 2006