10 Sep 2017

Genevieve Blanchett: on theatre, architecture, Cate and coffee

From Sunday Morning, 10:40 am on 10 September 2017

Leos Janácek's opera Katya Kabanova is the story of a woman caught in a loveless marriage, dominated by an overbearing mother-in-law, who falls in love with another man, but ultimately doesn't find happiness. The opera debuted 96 years ago in the Czech Republic and is being put on by NZ Opera - reimagined and set in the 1950s.
Katya Kabanova is on in Auckland with four shows from September 16 and four in Wellington from October 7.
The 1950s set and costumes are the handiwork of Australian designer Genevieve Blanchett, sister of Hollywood actress Cate.