Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (complete opera recorded live at the Het Muziektheater, Amsterdam in June 2006)

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SHOSTAKOVICH
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (complete opera recorded live at the Het Muziektheater, Amsterdam in June 2006)
Eva-Maria Westbroek / Christopher Ventris / Carole Wilson / Vladimir Vaneev / Lani Poulson / LudovA­t Ludha / Alexandre Kravets / Mariss Jansons (con

[ Opus Arte DVD / 2 DVD ]

Release Date: Wednesday 6 December 2006

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Rated: G - Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993Suitable for General Audiences

M - Contains nudity. --

"This is wonderful … so well performed on all counts that it makes an outstanding choice"
(MusicWeb Dec 2006)

M - Contains nudity.

All Regions - Widescreen 16:9 - LPCM Stereo / DTS 5.1 Surround - 236 Minutes - NTSC

"This is wonderful … so well performed on all counts that it makes an outstanding choice"
(MusicWeb Dec 2006)

"Spectacularly successful. One of the finest orchestras in the world conducted by an eminent Shostakovich conductor, supported by superb soloists and a very tasteful stage setting. Opus Arte cannot go wrong"
(MusicWeb Jan 2007)

Shostakovich's musically brilliant and ingeniously panoramic opera about love, lust, power and oppression is fabulously well played by the Concertgebouw Orchestra under Mariss Jansons in this authoritative production. Stage director Martin Kušej builds on formidable musical strengths to forge a relentless drama that explores with emotional conviction the shadowy, layered boundaries between victims and perpetrators. First-rate protagonist Eva-Maria Westbroek is phenomenal in her gripping interpretation of Katarina, compelling the entire cast, including the choir, to almost unbearable realism in their portrayal of timeless human weaknesses.

This 'musically brilliant and fabulously well played' [Financial Times] production marks Shostakovich's centenary year with Mariss Jansons conducting the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

'…a first-rate protagonist in Eva-Maria Westbroek, a Katerina of Jean Harlow-like allure, who had all the vocal power and stamina that the role demands…' Financial Times

WARNING: The strengths of this highly acclaimed production are largely due to its brutal and graphic portrayal of human emotions. Please be aware that the production contains stroboscopic light effects, nudity and scenes of a sexual nature.

Bonus Material:
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk - The Tragedy of Katerina Ismailova - A documentary film by Reiner E. Moritz, including interviews with Martin Kušej, Mariss Jansons and leading members of the cast / Illustrated Synopsis / Cast Gallery