Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, The

Alternative title
Katerina Izmaylova
Synopsis
Radio transmission of a special concert of Shostakovitch’s opera in four acts, organised and relayed by the BBC from Queen’s Hall, London. The BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus are conducted by Albert Coates.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
18 Mar 1936 at 20:00 (Channel: BBC National Programme)
Duration
160 (incl. interval)
Availability
No copy extant

Credits

Writer
Alexander Preis; M. D. Calvocoressi; Nikolai Leskov
Music
Dmitri Shostakovich
Contributor
Albert Coates
Cast
Oda SlobodskayaEkaterina Lvovna Izmaylova (Lady Macbeth)
Dorothy StantonAksinya
Dorothy StantonFemale Convict
Eric CruickshankSonetka
Harold WilliamsBoris Timofeevitch Izmaylov
Hughes MacklinSergey
Parry JonesZinovy Borisovitch Izmaylov
Robert ChignellPolice-Sergeant
Samuel WorthingtonOld Convict
Tom KinniburghPriest
Tudor DaviesTatterdemalion

Additional Details

Production type
Operas and Musicals
Plays
Macbeth
Subjects
Drama; Music
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
This was the first concert performance of Shostakovitch’s opera in England.
History
Broadcast in 2 parts with a 15-minute break for the news at 21.40 app.
Textual information
Libretto after N. Leskov, by A. Preis and D. Shostakovitch. The English translation is by M. D. Calvovoressi.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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