Lady MacBeth of Mtsensk (De Nederlandse Opera)
  • Lady MacBeth of Mtsensk (De Nederlandse Opera)
  • Lady MacBeth of Mtsensk (De Nederlandse Opera)

Lady MacBeth of Mtsensk (De Nederlandse Opera)

Cast: Eva-Maria Westbroek, Christopher Ventris, Carole Wilson, Vladimir Vaneev

     
 

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Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) first mounted his epic opera Lady MacBeth of Mtsensk in 1934; an examination of greed, lust and betrayal that Shostakovich adapted from the short story "Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk District" by Nikolai Leskov, it tells of a working-class Russian woman who falls hard for one of her husband's co-workers and is drivenSee more details below

Overview

Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) first mounted his epic opera Lady MacBeth of Mtsensk in 1934; an examination of greed, lust and betrayal that Shostakovich adapted from the short story "Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk District" by Nikolai Leskov, it tells of a working-class Russian woman who falls hard for one of her husband's co-workers and is driven to homicide. The production in this release emerged in 2006, under the auspices of De Nederlandse Opera and its managing director Truze Lodder. It stars Eva-Maria Westbroek in the title role; the supporting cast includes Carole Wilson, Alexandre Kravets and Christopher Ventris. The Chorus of De Nederlandse Opera and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra lend added musical support, Martin Kušej directs for the stage, and Mariss Jansons handles musical direction.

Editorial Reviews

Newark Star-Ledger - Bradley Bambarger
1/2 The production reinforces the opera's brutishness, reducing the scenery to cages and amplifying the exposed flesh and raw sex. But this release has the edge on the competing EMI DVD...by being true to the work's shattering, subversive spirit.
Toronto Star - John Terauds
In this raw, raunchy 2006 production from Amsterdam, the Nederlandse Opera plays up the grit and grimace factor with a powerful cast led by Eva-Maria Westbroek as Katerina.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/30/2007
UPC:
0809478009658
Original Release:
2006
Source:
Bbc / Opus Arte
Region Code:
0
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound]
Time:
3:56:00
Sales rank:
61,720

Special Features

Lady MacBeth of Mtsensk: The Tragedy of Katerina Ismailova - a documentary film by Reiner E. Mortiz, including interviews with Martin Kusej, Mariss Jansons and leading members of the cast; Illustrated synopsis; Cast gallery

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Shostakovich: Lady MacBeth of Mtsensk, Pt. 1
1. Opening Credits [:30]
2. Act 1, Scene 1: Akh, Nye Spitsa Ból'she, Popróbuyu [2:13]
3. Act 1, Scene 1: V Dyévkakh Lúchshe Býlo [2:47]
4. Act 1, Scene 1: Gribki Sevódnya Búdut? [3:53]
5. Act 1, Scene 1: Prigotóv Otrávu Dlya Krys [1:27]
6. Act 1, Scene 1: Govori!... Plotinu-to Na [3:06]
7. Act 1, Scene 1: Proshcháy, Katerina [2:48]
8. Act 1, Scene 1: Chevó Vstal? Chevó Ostanovilsa? [1:34]
9. Interlude [2:25]
10. Act 1, Scene 2: Ay! Ay! Ay! [2:25]
11. Act 1, Scene 2: Bárynya!... Ay!... Shto S Tobóyu? [2:30]
12. Act 1, Scene 2: A Nu-s, Pozvól'te Rúku-s [3:55]
13. Interlude [2:04]
14. Act 1, Scene 3: Spat' Porá, Dyen Proshól [3:52]
15. Act 1, Scene 3: Zherebyónok K Kobýlke Torópitsa [5:17]
16. Act 1, Scene 3: Kto Éto, Kto, Kto Stuchit? [3:25]
17. Act 1, Scene 3: Ya Poydú... Proshcháy [5:26]
18. Act 2, Scene 4: Shto Znáchit Stárost' [2:50]
19. Act 2, Scene 4: Pod Óknami U Chzuhikh [2:48]
20. Act 2, Scene 4: Proshcháy, Kátya, Proshcháy! [5:07]
21. Act 2, Scene 4: Ustál... Prikázhete Mnye Postegát'? [2:22]
22. Act 2, Scene 4: V Kladovúyu Sergéya Záperli [3:28]
23. Act 2, Scene 4: Vídno, Skóro Uzh Zaryá [2:30]
24. Act 2, Scene 4: Bátya, Ispovyédatsa [2:00]
25. Act 2, Scene 4: Akh, Borís Timoféyevich [2:07]
26. Interlude [6:54]
27. Act 2, Scene 5: Sergéy, Seryózha! [1:54]
28. Act 2, Scene 5: Kátya, Prikhódit Konyéts Lyubvi Náshey [2:17]
29. Act 2, Scene 5: Nye Pechál'sa, Sergéy [1:56]
30. Act 2, Scene 5: Opyát Usnúl [2:41]
31. Act 2, Scene 5: Nu? Chevó Tebyé? [2:51]
32. Act 2, Scene 5: Slúshay, Sergéy, Sergéy! [1:11]
33. Act 2, Scene 5: Katerína... Kto Tam? [3:22]
34. Act 2, Scene 5: Tepyér Shabásh [4:20]
35. Act 2, Scene 5: Shto Ty Tut Shoísh? [2:00]
36. Act 2, Scene 5: U Menyá Blyá Kumá [3:40]
37. Interlude [1:35]
Disc #2 -- Shostakovich: Lady MacBeth of Mtsensk, Pt. 2
1. Act 3, Scene 7: Sózdan Politséysky Byl Vo Vrémya Onó [4:05]
2. Act 3, Scene 7: U Lzmaýlovoy Seychás Pir Goróy [2:04]
3. Act 3, Scene 7: Váshe Blagorodie!... Chevó Tebýé? [1:11]
4. Interlude [2:34]
5. Act 3, Scene 8: Sláva Suprúgam [5:27]
6. Act 3, Scene 8: Shto Takóe?... Zamók Sórvan [1:56]
7. Act 3, Scene 8: Shto Takóe? Pózdno [2:40]
8. Act 3, Scene 9: Vyórsty Odná Za Drugóy [6:04]
9. Act 3, Scene 9: Stepánych! Propustí Menyá [3:14]
10. Act 3, Scene 9: Nye Lekhkó Pósle Pochóta Da Poklónov [2:32]
11. Act 3, Scene 9: Moyó Pochtyénye! [3:00]
12. Act 3, Scene 9: Ládno Dostánu! [3:20]
13. Act 3, Scene 9: Na Chulkí! Idyóm, Tepyér Ty Moyá! [2:29]
14. Act 3, Scene 9: V Lesú, V Sámoy Cháshche Yest' Ózero [3:30]
15. Act 3, Scene 9: Znáesh Li, Sonyétka [1:41]
16. Act 3, Scene 9: Vstaváy! Po Mestám! Zhívo! [1:52]
17. Act 3, Scene 9: Akh!... Bózhe Moy! Shto Takóe? [4:12]
18. Curtain Calls [3:58]
19. End Credits [1:32]
1. An Animal That Tries to Protect His Home [9:31]
2. The Gentlemen of the Chorus [2:33]
3. Grotesque and Very Interesting [5:09]
4. Sex on Stage [5:54]
5. Sex and Power in Close Connection [6:53]
6. "Please Kiss Me" [8:29]
7. "My God, This Is a Strong Woman!" [5:38]
8. It's All Out Now [6:27]
9. So Much Energy, So Much Sadness [4:47]
10. The Best or the Worst in People [2:58]
11. No Reason to Live Any More [6:35]

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