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 Ismailova 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.

  • Apr 24, 2019
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Cast & Crew

  • JOHN DASZAKActor

  • PAVEL CERNOCHActor

  • AUSRINE STUNDYTEActor

  • DMITRY ULYANOVActor

  • KRZYSZTOF WARLIKOWSKIDirector

  • DIMITRI SHOSTAKOVICHWriter