4th December

Shostakovich's 'Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk' with Kampe, Kotscherga, Skorokhodov and Didyk from Munich

Shostakovich's 'Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District' is an opera in four acts. The libretto was written by Alexander Preys and the composer, and is based on the novel Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District by Nikolai Leskov.  Although the opera shares the basic characters and outline of the novel, it has a number of differences from the original story in terms of plot and emphasis. One example is in the convoy after Katerina gives Sergei her stockings: in the opera, all the women mock Katerina, whereas in the story, Sergei and Sonya mock her while Fiona and Gordyushka shame them in response to their cruelty toward her. Performers: Boris Timofeyevich Izmailov: Anatoli Kotscherga. Zinoviy Borisovich Izmailov: Sergey Skorokhodov. Katerina Lvovna Izmailova: Anja Kampe. Sergey: Misha Didyk.Aksinya: Heike Grötzinger.Steward:  Kevin Conners. Workman: Milan Siljanov. Pope: Goran Juric. Police Inspector: Alexander Tsymbalyuk. Policeman: Kristof Klorek. Sergeant: Peter Lobert. Sonyetka: Anna Lapkovskaja. Old Convict: Alexander Tsymbalyuk. A female convict: Selene Zanetti. Bavarian State Opera Choir and Orchestra. Conductor: Kirill Petrenko. Live.

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