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05/19/2018 00:40The Leningrad Symphony    ( Varsity Online )
... in mind, and called it the anti-Hitler theme only after the invasion of Russia. ... Shostakovich quotes from his own opera Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk ...
04/23/2018 00:00The week in classical: Europe and the World; Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk – review    (
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk review: A celebration of composer Shostakovich's genius -
04/20/2018 08:10A delicious operatic ragout of horror: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk reviewed    ( )
Updating the action of Shostakovich's Soviet-censored opera from pre-revolutionary Russia to the 1950s, Jones steers away from any overt politicking in favour of kitchen-sink intimacy — a claustrophobic operatic close-up that refuses to pan to the wide shot, crushing a chorus of workers and even a ...
04/18/2018 08:15Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Royal Opera House - superb revival of Shostakovich's mercurial opera    ( )
The action could just as plausibly take place in redneck America as in Khrushchev's Russia. But this isn't localised political satire: what Shostakovich – and Jones – expose is the inborn corruption of the human animal. In the title role, Eva-Maria Westbroek allows Katerina a sad dignity devoid of ...
04/17/2018 08:00Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk review – searing and unsparing Shostakovich    ( The Guardian )
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk review – searing and unsparing Shostakovich ... It's one of the great if-onlys of opera: if Stalin hadn't found Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk so objectionable when he saw it in 1936, we might now have a trilogy of Shostakovich operas about gutsy Russian women – which is what the ...
04/14/2018 08:00Opera review: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden    ( The Times )
The plots of operas are ludicrous, aren't they? I mean, imagine a world in which deranged Russians went round poisoning each other and then made black comedy out of it afterwards. True, Katerina Ismailova, the “Lady Macbeth” of Shostakovich's 1934 opera, disposes of Boris, her father-in-law, by a ...
04/14/2018 08:00Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Royal Opera House, London, review: This masterpiece is still magnificent    (The Stage)
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk at Royal Opera House review – 'graphic, visceral and exuberant' - The Stage
01/31/2018 07:00Opera Profile: Shostakovich's 'Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk'    ( OperaWire )
Making its premiere on January 22, 1934, “Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District” is adapted from a novel of the same name written by Nikolai Leskov. The opera was banned for nearly thirty years by the Communist Party in Russia after it was deemed to be offensive; one performance at the Bolshoi ...
10/24/2017 19:00Dark masterpieces for a brutal time    ( The Times )
Did the Russian Revolution have an impact on Russian music? ... One was the increasing proficiency and boldness of Russia's orchestras, opera ... in 19th-century working-class Russia, Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, into an ...
09/17/2017 08:00The Russian problem    ( San Diego Reader )
Next I began to realize just how much Russian opera is out there. ... Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District and Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress.
07/22/2017 12:45'Opera: Passion, Power and Politics' at V&A Museum, London    ( BLOUIN ARTINFO )
... original ink-and-coffee-stained score for Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk. ... Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk will be reunited and displayed outside Russia for the ...
11/23/2016 10:20Russian orchestra to open 2017 Salzburg Festival    ( Russia Beyond the Headlines )
In addition to La Clemenza di Tito, the festival program features two major operas with Russian ties – Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk by Dmitri Shostakovich ...
09/21/2016 02:10Russia's Cherkizovo confirms African swine fever outbreak    ( )
A pig farm in Lipetsk, operated by Russian pork processor Cherkizovo ... the border of Mtsensk and Bolhovskogo during the first week of September.
10/04/2015 11:00Opera reviews: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, The Barber of Seville and Il Ritorno d'Ulysse    ( )
Russian director Dmitri Tcherniakov's new production is even more gripping, with its searing images of the oppression that drives the young wife ...
09/29/2015 08:10Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Coliseum, opera review: Crudely split both in atmosphere and time    (A Younger Theatre)
Review: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, The Coliseum - A Younger Theatre
09/28/2015 19:50Tradition Meets Modernity At Start Of English National Opera Season    (The Stage)
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk review at the London Coliseum – 'grandly expansive' - The Stage
09/28/2015 03:40Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk review – magnificent descent to self-destruction    ( The Guardian )
It was English National Opera that finally brought the original, unbowdlerised version of Shostakovich's opera to the British stage, more than half a ...
09/26/2015 00:55Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk and the muddle surrounding Shostakovich's opera    ( The Guardian )
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk and the muddle surrounding Shostakovich's .... The Russian-American writer Richard Taruskin argues that “[Shostakovich's] ...
08/20/2015 19:05SHOSTAKOVICH: Passacaglia from the Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk / Symphony No. 10 in e minor ...    ( Audiophile Audition )
SHOSTAKOVICH: Passacaglia from the Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk ... For the composer, the work documented the fear of living in Russia under Stalin's ...
11/09/2014 23:45When Stalin Met Lady MacBeth   (Daily Beast)
Dmitri Shostakovich's opera, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, was a hit in Russia until the night Stalin walked out on a Bolshoi performance. Then things ...

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