Katya Kabanova Promotional Videos (Seattle Opera) - Genevieve Hathaway

Katya Kabanova Promotional Videos


Katya Kabanova: Director's Concept Video

I was commissioned by the Seattle Opera to film, edit and produce a video highlighting the director's concept behind their newly produced opera Katya Kabanova. This video was designed to both educate audiences as well as promote the opera and sell tickets.

Video description:

Stage Director Patrick Nolan takes you behind the scenes at McCaw Hall to discuss the importance role Nature plays in the opera's small town setting. Learn how mid-century Americana, including the films of Douglas Sirk, helped inspire our all-new production of Janáček's sweeping romantic drama.

Photography by Genevieve Hathaway and Philip Newton
Videography and editing by Genevieve Hathaway


Vintage Elegance: KATYA KABANOVA Design Details

I was commissioned by the Seattle Opera to create a video explaining the design concepts (by Production Designer Genevieve Blanchett) of their new opera Katya Kabanova.This video was designed to showcase the beautiful costumes and concepts of their new opera, promote the new opera, and sell tickets.

Video Description:

Production Designer Genevieve Blanchett discusses some of the reasons she chose to set Janáček's stormy small town drama in mid-century America and shares some of the inspirations behind her set and costume designs, including Joan Crawford's shoulders and the Sears Roebuck catalog. Includes early sketches and rehearsal photos of near-finished looks.


Photography by Genevieve Hathaway, Jacob Lucas, and Philip Newton
Videography and editing by Genevieve Hathaway