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: 807280138894
  • Original Release: 2008
  • Source: Arthaus Musik
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Sound: DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound
  • Time: 2:50:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 72,118

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 Matorin 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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