Dina Kuznetsova debuts at Staatsoper Hamburg as Katya Kabanova
Dina Kuznetsova makes her debut at Staatsoper Hamburg on 5 June, in the title role in Willy Decker’s production of Katya Kabanova, conducted by Lothar Zagrosek.
The performances follow quickly on from Dina's debut in the role at the Teatro Santiago de Chile. The 2013/14 season saw another significant addition to her repertoire, when she sang Cio-Cio San in Anthony Minghella's stunning production of Madama Butterfly at English National Opera last autumn. The critics were unanimous in their praise, the Times writing: “It’s Kuznetsova’s unsparing musical performance that really turns you to jelly, however. Butterfly is really three roles in one: the girl in over her head, the lover ferociously in denial, and the abandoned tragic heroine… Kuznetsova has ample volume, passion and intelligence to bring all three to life... If you’re in bits by the end, it’s the diva wot done it.”
Dina will reprise the role of Katya for Atlanta Opera in the autumn and return to Santiago as Rusalka in spring 2015.