Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

 

Shostakovich Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk opera to libretto by Alexander Preis and the composer. Directed 2006 by Martin Kušej at Het Muziektheater in Amsterdam. Stars Eva-Maria Westbroek (Katerina Lvovna Ismailova), Christopher Ventris (Sergey), Carole Wilson (Aksinya/Old Convict), Vladimir Vaneev (Boris Timofeyevich Ismailov/Old Convict), Lani Poulson (Sonyetka), Ludovít Ludha (Zinovy Borisovich Ismailov), Alexandre Kravets (Shabby Peasant), Nikita Storojev (Chief of Police), Alexander Zassiliev (Priest/Guard), Valentin Jar (Teacher), Martin Vijgenboom (Steward), Jan Polak (Porter), Ruud Fiselier (First Foreman), Jan Majoor (Second Foreman), Leo Geers (Third Foreman), Harry Teeuwen (Millhand), Cor de Wit (Coachman), Wojtek Okraskra (Sentry), and John van Halteren (Drunken Guest). Mariss Jansons conducts The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the Chorus of De Nederlandse Opera (rehearsed by Winfried Maczewski). Sets by Martin Zehetgruber; contumes by Heide Kastler; lighting by Reinhard Traub; dramaturgy by Marion Tiedtke. Directed for TV director Thomas Grimm. Released  2009 on 2 discs, has 5.0 PCM sound. Grade: C+

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