Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

Katerina or passion

Interview with Aušrinė Stundytė

By Marion Mirande 03 April 2019


© Bernd Uhlig / OnP

Shostakovich claimed to see a profound humanity in his criminal character Katerina Ismailova. When the burden of a degrading patriarchal society becomes too great, is there any feeling more human than that of wanting to be passionately loved and desired? Guided by Krzysztof Warlikowski, the flamboyant Lithuanian soprano makes her Paris Opera debut in the title role of Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk .

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