Kirov Opera: Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, in concert
The Kirov performs a concert version of Shostakovich's second and final opera, which follows the story of a married woman driven to crime by boredom and despair.
- Sun., Feb. 4, 2007, 3:00 PM
- Concert Hall
- 3 hours 55 min.
- $25.00 - $150.00
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Il viaggio a Reims
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (in concert)
by Dmitri Shostakovich
"Dazzling brilliance…the world's greatest opera company"
--London's The Guardian
"An exceptional orchestra"
--The New York Times
Raw and intense, Shostakovich's "tragedy-satire" features some of the 20th century's most brilliant musical invention. Young Katerina, the frustrated and lonely wife of a wealthy merchant, risks all for a passionate affair and suffers horrifying consequences. By contrasting Katerina's lyrical songs with harsh, discordant themes for those around her, the score remains as provocative and compelling as it was over 70 years ago. With "plenty of intensity" (London's The Daily Telegraph), the Kirov's production attains "operatic magic" (LA Weekly). Sung in Russian with English supertitles. Part of the Kennedy Center's Shostakovich Centennial.
CASTING (subject to change)
KATERINA: Larissa Gogolevskaya
BORIS TIMOFEEVICH: Alexei Tanovitski
ZINOVY BORISOVICH: Evgeny Akimov
SERGEY: Viktor Lutsiuk
BEDRAGGLED MAN: Vassily Gorshkov
PRIEST: Gennady Bezzubenkov
AKSINYA: Tatiana Kravtsova
FEMALE CONVICT: Tatiana Kravtsova
OLD CONVICT: Gennady Bezzubenkov
SONYETKA: Liubov Sokolova
CHIEF POLICEMAN: Vadim Kravets
YARD-KEEPER: Yuri Vorobyev
STEWARD: Ilya Bannik
POLICE SERGEANT: Ilya Bannik
TEACHER: Andrei Popov
CORPORAL: Vadim Kravets
SENTRY: Yuri Vorobyev
MILLER: Andrei Popov
WORKERS: Andrei Popov, Vassily Gorshkov, Vadim Kravets
COACHMAN: Vassily Gorshkov
News and Reviews
Review - "The Kirov's 'Parsifal': Russo-Profundo"
The Washington Post - Washington, DC ( Feb. 23, 2006)
Review-"Kirov's Power Unleashed In Shostakovich Work"
Washington Post - Washington, DC (Feb 5th, 2007)
Review: 'Falstaff' - From Russia, With Updates
The Washington Post - Washington, DC (Feb. 2, 2007)
- Mariinsky Ballet's company website View the Kirov Ballet's schedule, history, photos, and more.