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Grigorjevič, Boris


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(Janáček: Katya Kabanová). Ten. Nephew of the rich merchant Dikoj. He is forced to live with him under the terms of his grandmother's will which, following the death of his parents, provided for him and his sister as long as they live with and respect Dikoj. For his sister's sake, he puts up with his uncle's often humiliating attitude to him. Boris tells his friend Váňa Kudrjaš that he has fallen in love with a married woman, Katya Kabanová. They manage to meet one night while her husband is away on business and declare their love. When this is revealed to her husband, Boris's uncle banishes him to Siberia. Boris and Katya meet for the last time and bid each other goodbye. Created (1921) by Karel Zavřel.

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