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Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk live from Paris Opera

Author: François Roussillon et Associés

FRA Cinéma presents Shostakovich’s scorching and scandalous work live in cinemas.

  • Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk live from Paris Opera | Copyright: © FRA Cinéma

    © FRA Cinéma

  • rehearsal - Aušrinė Stundytė (Katerina Lvovna Ismailova) | Copyright: © E.Bauer/OnP

    rehearsal - Aušrinė Stundytė (Katerina Lvovna Ismailova) © E.Bauer/OnP

Of Shostakovich’s initial undertaking – a trilogy on the tragic destinies of Russian women through the ages – only one opera was ever written: the hard-hitting Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk. Although one of the mainsprings of the work, the Shakespearean parallel is here bitterly ironic: unlike Lady Macbeth, Katerina Ismaïlova who, in the remote reaches of rural 19th century Russia, falls in love with one of her husband’s employees and is finally forced to commit suicide, is less a manipulator than a victim of a violent and patriarchal society.

Conductor: Ingo Metzmacher
Director: Krzysztof Warlikowski
Paris Opera Orchestra and Chorus

Boris Timofeevich Ismailov, Dmitry Ulyanov
Zinovy Borisovich Ismailov, John Daszak
Katerina Lvovna Ismailova, Aušrinė Stundytė
Serguei, Pavel Černoch
Aksinya, Sofija Petrovic

Live broadcast in Europe on Tuesday, 16 April at 7:30 PM CET and on a delayed basis to Canada and Australia.

Recording location Opéra Bastille
Distribution theatrical FRA Cinéma

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