Lady macbeth of mtsensk

Dmitri Chostakovitch

Opéra Bastille - from 06 to 25 April 2019

Photo © Philippe Dollo

Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

Opera in four acts and nine parts

Music
Dimitri Chostakovitch
Libretto
Alexandre Preis
Dimitri Chostakovitch
Conductor
Ingo Metzmacher
Director
Krzysztof Warlikowski
Boris Timofeevich Ismailov
Dmitry Ulyanov
Zinovy Borisovich Ismailov
John Daszak
Katerina Lvovna Ismailova
Aušrinė Stundytė
Serguei
Pavel Černoch
Aksinya
Sofija Petrovic
Le Balourd miteux
Wolfgang Ablinger‑Sperrhacke
Sonietka
Oksana Volkova
Un Maître d'école
Andrei Popov
Un Pope, un gardien
Krzysztof Baczyk
La Bagnarde
Veta Pilipenko
Le Chef de la police, le Vieux bagnard
Alexander Tsymbalyuk
Un Officier
Sava Vemic
Le Régisseur
Florent Mbia
Le Portier
Julien Joguet
Les Contremaîtres
Hyun-Jong Roh
Paolo Bondi
Antonel Boldan
Le Meunier
Jian-Hong Zhao
Le Cocher
John Bernard
Le Policier
Pierpaolo Palloni
Un Invité ivre
Fernando Velasquez
Set design
Krzysztof Warlikowski
Costume design
Małgorzata Szczęśniak
Lighting design
Felice Ross
Choreography
Claude Bardouil
Dramaturgy
Christian Longchamp
Chorus master
José Luis Basso

Orchestre et Chœurs de l’Opéra national de Paris

In Russian
French and English surtitles

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Of Shostakovich’s initial undertaking – a trilogy on the tragic destinies of Russian women through the ages – only one opera was ever written: the hard-hitting Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk. Although one of the mainsprings of the work, the Shakespearean parallel is here bitterly ironic: unlike Lady Macbeth, Katerina Ismaïlova who, in the remote reaches of rural 19th century Russia, falls in love with one of her husband’s employees and is finally forced to commit suicide, is less a manipulator than a victim of a violent and patriarchal society. Krzysztof Warlikowski liberates all the subversive power of this scorching and scandalous work, which marked the early years of the Opéra Bastille.

Sales open on 06 November 2018
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