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Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

Synopsis
Shostakovich’s four-act opera with Eva-Maria Westbroek in the title role. The Nederlandse Opera and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra are conducted by Mariss Jansons.
Language
Russian
Country
Netherlands
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2007
Duration
236 mins

Credits

Director
Martin Kusej
Music
Dmitri Shostakovich
Cast
Eva-Maria WestbroekKaterina (Lady Macbeth)
Alexandre KravetsA shabby peasant
Carole WilsonAksinya
Christopher VentrisSergey
Lani PouslonSonyetka
L’udovit LudhaZinovy Borisovich Ismailov
Vladimir VaneevBoris Timofeyevich Ismailov

Additional Details

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

Notes

Notes
The DVD extras include Reiner Moritz’s documentary film LADY MACBETH OF MTSENSK:THE TRAGEDY OF KATERINA ISMAILOVA in which principals, conductor and director guide the viewer through the opera.
General
Recorded live in Het Muziektheater, Amsterdam in June 2006.
Reviews
`Eva-Maria Westbroek’s desperate housewife, sporting Jean Harlow hair and an Imelda Marcos wardrobe of shoes, steps out of her glass-walled bedroom to encounter a muddy world of male aggression’. BBC Music Magazine.

Riley, John. Viewfinder, no. 65, December 2006. p. 24.

Production Company

Name

Opus Arte

Email
opusarte@roh.org.uk
Web
https://www.opusarte.com/ External site opens in new window
Address
Royal Opera House
Covent Garden
London
WC2E 9DD

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Retail outlets

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