Lady MacBeth of Mtsensk (Maggio Musicale Fiorentino)

Overview

The 2008 Maggio Musicale Fiorentino opera festival mounted this production of Dmitri Shostakovich's four-act 1934 opera Lady MacBeth of Mtsensk. The work itself, while not particularly a staple of the operatic canon, attained recognition over the years for the censorship to which it is frequently subjected. The story tells of an emotionally isolated woman in 19th century Russia, who falls hard for one of her husband's workers, and commits a heinous act of murder. This particular production stars Vladimir Vaneev ...
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Overview

The 2008 Maggio Musicale Fiorentino opera festival mounted this production of Dmitri Shostakovich's four-act 1934 opera Lady MacBeth of Mtsensk. The work itself, while not particularly a staple of the operatic canon, attained recognition over the years for the censorship to which it is frequently subjected. The story tells of an emotionally isolated woman in 19th century Russia, who falls hard for one of her husband's workers, and commits a heinous act of murder. This particular production stars Vladimir Vaneev as Boris Izmailov, Vsevolod Grivnov as Zinoviy Izmailov, Jeanne-Michele Charbonnet as Katerina Izmailova and Sergej Kunaev as Sergei. It features musical accompaniment by The Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, under the direction of maestro James Conlon and choral director Piero Monti. Lev Dodin directs for the stage.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/27/2009
  • UPC: 807280138795
  • Original Release: 2008
  • Source: Arthaus Musik
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Sound: DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 2:50:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 68,678

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Vladimir Vaneev Boris Izmailov
Vsevolod Grivnov Zinoviy Izmailov
Jeanne-Michèle Charbonnet Katerina Izmailova
Sergej Kunaev Sergei
Nanà Miriani Aksinya
Julian Rodescu Priest
Leonid Bomstein Tattered Peasant
Vladimir Matorine Police Inspector
Natascha Petrinsky Sonetka
James Conlon Conductor
Technical Credits
Andrea Bevilacqua Director
David Borovsky Costumes/Costume Designer, Set Decoration/Design
Jury Khamoutiansky Choreography
Nikolai Leskov Original Story
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Lady MacBeth of Mtsensk
1. Opening [4:02]
2. "Oh, I Don't Feel Like Sleep Any More" [5:55]
3. "Will There Be Mushrooms Today?" [4:28]
4. "Speak Up!" [7:26]
5. Interlude [2:37]
6. "Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh, You Shameless Creature" [2:37]
7. "What's The Matter With You?" [6:35]
8. Interlude [2:10]
9. "Time for Bed. The Day Is Over" [3:51]
10. "The Foal Runs After the Filly" [5:41]
11. "Who's There?" [6:20]
12. "Go Away, For God's Sake" [2:24]
13. "That's What Old Age Means: You Can't Sleep" [5:50]
14. "Goodbye, Kayta, Goodbye!" [2:55]
15. "Look, Katerina" [1:42]
16. "I'm Tired Out" [1:14]
17. "Well, What Now?" [4:40]
18. "How it Burns" [4:39]
19. "Oh, Boris Timofeyevich" [2:30]
20. Interlude [6:11]
21. "Sergei, Seryozha! He's Still Asleep" [6:06]
22. "He's Asleep Again" [5:23]
23. "Listen, Sergei" [1:14]
24. "Katerina" [3:18]
25. "Well, That's The End of That" [3:33]
Disc #2 -- Lady MacBeth of Mtsensk - Acts III & IV
1. "Why Are You Standing There?" [2:32]
2. "Once a Lady Friend of Mine" [3:31]
3. Interlude [1:27]
4. "The Police Were Formed" [7:10]
5. Interlude [2:34]
6. "Long Live the Happy Pair" [5:17]
7. "What's the Matter?" [2:49]
8. "How Do You Do?" [1:44]
9. "Verst After Verst, One By One" [6:48]
10. "Stepanych! Let Me Go Through" [3:52]
11. "It's Hard When You're Used to Honour" [3:33]
12. "Greetings!" [7:49]
13. "In the Wood, Right in a Grove" [5:39]
14. "On Your Feet! Back to Your Places! Look Lively!" [7:03]
15. Credits [3:19]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Lady MacBeth of Mtsensk
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   Select Titles
      Act One/ Scene One
      Act One/Scene Two
      Act One/ Scene Three
      Act Two/Scene Four
      Act Two Scene Five
   Subtitles
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      Japanese
      Subtitles: Off
   Audio Format
      PCM Stereo
      Dolby Digital 5.1
      DTS 5.1
Disc #2 -- Lady MacBeth of Mtsensk - Acts III & IV
   Start Programme
   Select Titles
      Act Three/Scene Six
      Scene Seven
      Act Three/Scene Eight
      Act Four/Scene Nine
      Act Four/ Scene Nine
   Subtitles
      Russian
      English
      Deutsch
      Français
      Español
      Italiano
      Japanese
      Subtitles: Off
   Audio Format
      PCM Stereo
      Dolby Digital 5.1
      DTS 5.1
   Trailers
      Verdi: La Traviata
      Wagner: Götterdämmerung
      Massenet: Thaïs
      Puccini: Edgar
      Deshevov: Ice and Steel
   Resume Film
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