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SHOSTAKOVICH, D.: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (DNO, 2006) (NTSC)




SHOSTAKOVICH, D.: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (DNO, 2006) (NTSC)

Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)

Katerina Lvovna Ismailova: Eva-Maria Westbroek
Sergey: Christopher Ventris
Aksinya: Carole Wilson
Boris Timofeyevich Ismailov: Vladimir Vaneev
Sonyetka: Lani Poulson
Zinovy Borisovich Ismailov: LudovĂ­t Ludha
A Shabby Peasant: Alexandre Kravets
Chorus of De Nederlandse Opera
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Mariss Jansons
, Musical Director
Martin Kušej, Stage Director
Nikolaus Lehnhoff, Stage Director
Recorded live at the Het Muziektheater, Amsterdam in June 2006

Picture format: NTSC 16:9 Anamorphic
Sound format: DTS Surround / LPCM Stereo
Region code: 0 (All Regions)
Languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch
Running time: 236 minutes
No. of DVDs: 2

Bonus Material:
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk - The Tragedy of Katerina Ismailova - A documentary film by Reiner E. Moritz, including interviews with Martin Kušej, Mariss Jansons and leading members of the cast / Illustrated Synopsis / Cast Gallery
  • Shostakovich’s musically brilliant and ingeniously panoramic opera about love, lust, power and oppression is fabulously well played by the Concertgebouw Orchestra under Mariss Jansons in this authoritative production. Stage director Martin Kušej builds on formidable musical strengths to forge a relentless drama that explores with emotional conviction the shadowy, layered boundaries between victims and perpetrators. First-rate protagonist Eva-Maria Westbroek is phenomenal in her gripping interpretation of Katarina, compelling the entire cast, including the choir, to almost unbearable realism in their portrayal of timeless human weaknesses.

  • This ‘musically brilliant and fabulously well played’ [Financial Times] production marks Shostakovich’s centenary year with Mariss Jansons conducting the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

‘…a first-rate protagonist in Eva-Maria Westbroek, a Katerina of Jean Harlow-like allure, who had all the vocal power and stamina that the role demands…’ Financial Times

WARNING: The strengths of this highly acclaimed production are largely due to its brutal and graphic portrayal of human emotions. Please be aware that the production contains stroboscopic light effects, nudity and scenes of a sexual nature.

Shostakovich, Dmitry

Preys, Alexander; Shostakovich, Dmitry

Jansons, Mariss

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Netherlands Opera Chorus

Kravets, Alexandre; Ludha, Ludovit; Poulson, Lani; Vaneev, Vladimir; Ventris, Christopher; Westbroek, Eva-Maria; Wilson, Carole

Label: Opus Arte

Genre: Opera

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: OA0965D

Barcode: 809478009658

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Release Date: 11/2006

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