Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk (complete opera recorded in 2006) BLU-RAY

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Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk (complete opera recorded in 2006) BLU-RAY
Netherlands Opera / Eva-Maria Westbroek / Christopher Ventris / Carole Wilson / Vladimir Vaneev / Mariss Jansons, conductor

[ Opus Arte Blu-Ray / Blu-ray Disc ]

Release Date: Saturday 20 June 2009

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"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"
(The Times)

Picture format: 1080i HD 16:9
Sound format: PCM 2.0 and 5.0
Region code: 0 (all regions)
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch
Running time: 236 mins

Note: This Blu-ray Disc (BD) is not compatible with standard DVD players

"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"
(The Times)

Katerina Lvovna Ismailova - Eva-Maria Westbroek
Sergey - Christopher Ventris
Aksinya - Carole Wilson
Boris Timofeyevich Ismailov - Vladimir Vaneev
Sonyetka - Lani Poulson
Zinovy Borisovich Ismailov - Ludovít Ludha
Shabby Peasant - Alexandre Kravets

Netherlands Opera Chorus
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Marss Jansons, conductor

Martin Kušej, stage director

Recorded live at the Het Muziektheater, Amsterdam in June 2006

'With one of the finest orchestras in the world conducted by an eminent Shostakovich conductor, supported by superb soloists and a very tasteful stage setting… [Eva-Maria Westbroek's] portrayal of the heroine is absolutely superb…the passions and emotions raised by the composer are superbly realised… The soloists and chorus are all superb.' Music Web International

Bonus:
- Illustrated synopsis and cast gallery.
- 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.

Check here for a short promotional video