Svetlana sozdateleva, soprano tact international art. Lady macbeth of mtsensk, an opera in four acts by dmitri shostakovich. Libretto alexander preiss and dmitry shostakovich after the short story by nikolay leskov. Lady macbeth of mtsensk, oct deutsche oper am rhein. Lady macbeth of mtsensk as a time machine in salzburg.
The opera lady macbeth of the mtsensk district, or as it was also called katerina ismailova, from the russian composer dmitri shostakovich, is one of the most controversial works of the soviet era. At the end of 2003, deutsche oper am rhein presented a production of wagners ring to packed houses and john had great success in performing the wotanwanderer roles. Lady macbeth of the mtsensk district bayerische staatsoper. The words for the opera the libretto were written by alexander preis who based them on a story by the russian writer nikolai leskov. Shostakovich loved the title character of nikolai leskovs lady macbeth of the mtsensk district perhaps not wisely but too well. Lady macbeth of mtsensk dutch national opera operavision. Ledi makbet mtsentskogo uyezda is a 1989 soviet drama film directed by roman balayan, based on the eponymous novella by nikolai leskov. History of the most controversial opera lady macbeth of. After your purchase, you will receive an email with further information. Tandbergs staging is subdued and focused staging, with surreal touches that stand out for their jarring qualities and occasional menace. Petersburg leningrad premiered at the norwegian national opera and ballet oslo on 5th september, 2014 premiered at the deutsche oper berlin on 25th january, 2015 the pivotal character of dmitri shostakovichs opera lady macbeth of mzensk is the. Following the departure in july of artistic director john berry, eno launches its 201516 season with a new staging of shostakovichs soviet tragedy, originally seen at the deutsche oper am. The opera lady macbeth of the mtsensk district, first performed in leningrad in 1934, is a.
If the musical modernism and brute force of lady macbeth still assault the ear eighty years. Ellen rissinger is an american vocal coachaccompanist on the music staff of the semperoper in dresden, germany. The libretto, jointly written by alexander preys and the composer, is based on the novella of the same name by nikolai leskov. Russian director dmitri tcherniakov who gave eno a lukewarm simon boccanegra in 2011 returns to take charge of the staging, including set design. The point is this is that lady macbeth of mtsensk one of the important operas of world history, regardless of the value of the opera itself. In the 201819 season she reprises the role of marthe schwertlein on tour to japan and sings white queendormouse. And i say, like wozzeck and lulu, the story is harsh and difficult, but the composition and performance are virtuosic. It was originally published in fyodor dostoyevskys magazine epoch among its themes are the subordinate role expected from women in 19thcentury european society, adultery, provincial life thus drawing comparison with flaubert. Lady macbeth of mtsensk by dmitri shostakovich, mstislav. Shostakovichs considered his second opera a tragedysatire. Another first time for discovering new opera in live performance i have seen shostakovichs lady macbeth of mtsensk recorded on mezzo, while nothing compares to the live experience with excellent orchestra led by legendary conductor and proper cast and staging.
Read pdf lady macbeth of mtsensk and other stories absolutely for free at. Yet, for all that, the book is very unsentimental and true to life. In response to the witches prophecies macbeth is overcome by an unprecedented ambition and thirst for power that his wife both incites and fuels dangerously. In the best of leskovs stories, as in almost no others a. Lady macbeth of mtsensk, london coliseum curtain call. Xerxes handel deutsche oper am rhein by operavision. Am pioniertheater natalia saz erwarb sie erste schauspielerische fertigkeiten. Ole anders tandbergs production of shostakovichs lady macbeth of mtsensk is an unqualified triumph and one of the very best things that the house of bismarckstrasse has done in the past decade. When she starts an affair with a rakish farmhand, her passion. With mireille capelle, graham clark, john hurst, anatoli kocherga. Opera in 4 acts libretto by alexander preis, based on the novelle by nikolai leskow first performed on 22nd january, 1934 at the maly theater st. The main flaws in rostropovichs historic recording of this opera with galina vishnevskaya in the titlerole and by historic i dont mean old but that soprano and conductor, both close friends of the composer, were obviously fired by the importance of recording the work in its unexpurgated form for the first time, and communicated that fire to their colleagues are its very close focus on. In writing the libretto based on leskovs naturalistic short story with leningrad playwright alexander preis, shostakovich loved the character of katerina izmaylova so deeply that he could not bear to see her as lady macbeth, that is, as a wanton murderer who kills. Leskovs lady macbeth of the mtsensk district is a tragic novella about how passion and freewill can lead to ones downfall.
Nicolai gedda, ambrosian opera chorus from amazons classical music store. When she starts an affair with a rakish farmhand, her passion pushes her to c. Lady macbeth of the mtsensk district film wikipedia. A bored, unhappily married woman dreams of love and of starting anew elsewhere. Written between 1930 and 1932, lady macbeth of mtsensk was one of the most brilliant achievements of shostakovichs long career.
British mezzosoprano carole wilson made her royal opera debut in the 20012 season as mayors wife jenufa. Her father in law, boris timofeyevich, is old but lustful and covets the young womans body. A stage performance of the shostakovich opera, filmed in barcelona. Following the departure in july of artistic director john berry, eno launches its 201516 season with a new staging of shostakovichs soviet tragedy, originally seen at the deutsche oper am rhein and a coproduction with lyon and barcelona. Operabase has documented operatic activity worldwide since 1996, with over 500,000 performances on file. Ledi makbet mtsenskovo uyezda is an 1865 novella by nikolai leskov. The soldout premiere showcased the companys astonishing orchestra and chorus, joined here by a roster of extraordinary guest stars and even a few ensemble singers. Lady macbeth of the mtsensk district novella wikipedia.
John daszak and patricia racette in lady macbeth of mtsensk. Bohumil herlischka 25 april 1919 february 2006 was a czech opera director. Spieltenor alexander kravets made his royal opera debut in the 201617 season as district inspector the nose. It was also the work that got him into trouble with stalin. John first sang this role for the badisches staatstheater, karlsruhe in 19934. To this day lady macbeth is of great interest to researchers and directors. In lady macbeth of the mtsensk district, leskov eschews his muchused skaz narratorthe chatty, distracted, halfeducated storyteller who reveals more about himself than about his tale. Premiere discussion one week before the premiere free introduction one hour before the performance. Lady macbeth of the mtsensk district simple english. The story is set in nineteenthcentury russia during a time when. Fata morgana love for three oranges at the komische oper berlin and debut at teatro san. Lady macbeth of mtsensk is a coproduction with deutsche oper berlin, and has its berlin premiere on 25 january 2015. Lady macbeth of mtsensk by nikolai leskov 3,412 ratings, 3.
The opera lady macbeth of the mtsensk district by dmitri. The company took this production to prague in 2005 with john again singing wotan wanderer. It is one of the most important russian operas of the 20th century. Lady macbeth of mtsensk shostakovich dutch national. Nov 10 lady macbeth vocal musical compositions opera scribd. Ole anders tandbergs production of shostakovichs lady macbeth of mtsensk, which arrived at deutsche oper in january seen jan.
Ledi makbet mtsenskogo uyezda is an opera in four acts and nine scenes by dmitri shostakovich, his opus 29. It records the work of artists in over 900 theatres, and. In 2019 she was honoured with the swiss dance award for her choreography for vicky sets sail. This was one excellent evening full of excitement and great musical experiences. He has returned to sing cerevin from the house of the dead and in the 201819 season sings chekalinsky the queen of spades. Donald runnicles conducts a new production of shostakovichs most famous opera, lady macbeth of mtsensk, at the deutsche oper berlin. Katerina, the young wife of the merchant zinovi izmailov, is bored.
Opera house, covent garden, as the priest lady macbeth of mtsensk, and at deutsche oper am rhein as talbot maria stuarda. Lady macbeth of the mtsensk district deutsche oper berlin. Premiere 201920frankfurt operalady macbeth of the mtsensk district. Lady macbeth of the mtsensk district opera wikipedia. Lady macbeth of the mtsensk district katerina ismailova opera in four acts. Read online lady macbeth of mtsensk and other stories pdf. Oper am rhein, albert gregor in the makropulos case at the.
Lady macbeth of the mtsensk district sheet music, music. Five great stories from one of the most quintessentially russian of writers, nikolai leskov. Premiere 201920frankfurt operalady macbeth of the mtsensk. Lady macbeth of mtsensk is a short novella set in russian province in the second half of 19th century. Katerina, the titular lady macbeth of the mtensk district takes her name from the numerous crimes of passion in which she takes part, alone, and with her lover. Nearly 30 years on from the glory days of the eno powerhouse, the company has mounted the production of the russian director dmitri tcherniakov, first seen at the deutsche oper am rhein. T he dazzling brass fanfares, blasting their crazed fortissimos from either side of the orchestra pit, would be reason enough to rush to hear lady macbeth of mtsensk. She made her professional opera debut at the opera house in usti nad.
Lady macbeth of the mtsensk district calendar deutsche oper. Premiere first version lady macbeth of the mtsensk district. Sieglinde at covent garden, san francisco opera, deutsche oper berlin. When she starts an affair with a rakish farmhand, her passion pushes her to crime. After the publication of the pravda article, lady macbeth of the mtsensk district disappeared from soviet stages for nearly 30 years. Katerina and sergei in shostakovichs lady macbeth of.100 1491 1061 236 1441 306 630 925 898 2 1308 1358 1245 47 1070 153 123 1109 1318 95 1434 333 565 1138 49 403 548 733 850 1358 1458 22 555 1448 814 1436 448 494 1422 375 1105 1382 180 496