Sat., May 24, 7:30 p.m., Thu., May 29, 8 p.m., Sat., May 31, 4 p.m., Mon., June 2, 7:30 p.m. and Fri., June 6, 8 p.m. 2014
Regarded as one of the great operas of the 20th century, Janáček’s music evokes the Volga River. The glorious yet gritty score tells the turbulent story of Kát’a, who finds both freedom and excruciating guilt in the arms of another man in moving scenes that undulate with fate and family. Garry Hynes, the Tony Award-winning artistic director of Irish theater company Druid, will make her directorial debut in opera. Anne Manson, who led the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra concert in 2012, will conduct this tale of love, betrayal, and ultimate consequences. Sung in Czech with English supertitles.