"Katia Kabanova" (OperaZuid, Maastricht 2011)
The drawings below are for “Katia Kabanova“. The opera plays in Russia at the end of the 19th century (1860 in the original play, and 1890 in this version) – with more historically accurate designs.
But first some photos of the production – here you can see the mud that covered the whole stage, which I had to preview on the designs also.
The costume of Varvara (left) is among the drawings below.
On to the costume drawings, again as with "Faust" under guidelines from the designer Yan Tax
The main role - Katia Kabanova (sometimes written Katja Kabanova or Katya Kabanova)
Katia in a 19th century coat with veil
Boris - Katia's secret lover. With a bit of a vain personality.
Kabanicha - the matriarch dominating the family. In a black gown.
Kabanicha - in a coat for the church visit.
Russian man in a coat (at the church procession).
An choir woman - for the procession to the church.
Russian noble-man, in a coat (at the church procession).
Boris Grigorjevic - Katia's secret lover. In a Norfolk Jacket (very popular high class dress until 1900)
Tichon, the boring husband of Katia
Tichon, with a coat (upper class dress, ca. 1880)
Dikoj - Boris' Uncle
Costume for the choir - a thick coat, and typical russian hat.
Varvara - the foster daughter in the family
Again Varvara, this time in a coat for the curch visit
"Feklusa" - russian orthodox costume
Russian peasant women's costume - ca. 1880