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London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle's New Album, "Janáček: Katya Kabanova"

The London Symphony Orchestra has released their second live album featuring Janáček opera recordings

 

The London Symphony Orchestra has continued their cycle of live Janáček operas with their second release, Janáček: Katya Kabanova. Recorded live on January 11 and 13, 2023 in London, the LSO and conductor  Sir Simon Rattle were joined by the London Symphony Chorus and featured soloists. The opera was dedicated to Kamila Stösslová, who was Janáček's unrequited love.

To purchase and listen to the album, click here.

 

Watch Sir Simon Rattle discuss the experience of performing and recording Janáček’s opera below:

 

Set in three acts, Katya Kabanova is based on Alexander Ostrovsky’s play, The Storm, which tells a story of love, entrapment, and tragedy. Following the release of The Cunning Little Vixen in 2020, Janáček: Katya Kabanova adds to the LSO's expansive collection of recordings.

The ensemble performs over 50 concerts a year to audiences throughout the United Kingdom and worldwide. Conductor Emeritus Sir Simon Rattle, who served as the Music Director from 2017-2023, has made over 70 recordings and received numerous prestigious international awards.

American soprano Amanda Majeski plays the role of Katya which she was highly acclaimed for, having made her debut with that role at the Royal Opera House. Heldentenor Simon O'Neill plays the role of Boris in the opera and performs frequently at the world's leading opera houses and festivals with particular success in Wagner roles.

 

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