LADY MACBETH OF THE MTSENSK DISTRICT - Premiere Mar 8, 2018

Dmitrij Dmitrijevič Šostakovič

Premiere Mar 8, 2018, 6.30 PM - Antonín Dvořák Theatre

An opera in four acts and nine scenes from 1932

The libretto is written by Alexander Preys (1905-1942), based on the novel of the same name by Nikolai Leskov (1831-1895) from 1865
 
This seminal twentieth-century operatic masterpiece is a “tragedy-satire” of a wicked society desiring sexual dissipation. It is embodied by Katerina, a frustrated and oppressed housewife who resolves to kill people who might create difficulties for her. Shostakovich composed this progressive and dissonant work of brutal emotionality for instrumental solos, choirs and intermezzos. At first the opera was hugely successful, with 180 repeat performances; however, in the period of the Great Terror the composer was condemned in the anonymous article Muddle Instead of Music (1936) and the opera was not performed again until the 1960s.
 
Premiere on 8 and 10 March 2017 in Antonín Dvořáka Theatre.
 
Performed in Russian with Czech and English subtitles.
 
 
 
 

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Production team

Musical preparationJakub Klecker
ConductorJakub Klecker
Sander Teepen
Stage directorJiří Nekvasil
Set designerDaniel Dvořák
Costume designerMarta Roszkopfová
Chorus masterJurij Galatenko
DramaturgEva Mikulášková

Dates

Mar 8, 2018 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatrePremiereshow detail
Mar 10, 2018 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák Theatre2nd premiereshow detail
Mar 14, 2018 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Mar 22, 2018 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Apr 4, 2018 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Apr 21, 2018 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
May 15, 2018 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
May 23, 2018 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Jun 1, 2018 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Jun 5, 2018 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Jun 9, 2018 7.00 PMSNDRepetitionshow detail

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