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Mar. 22 2015

04/18/15 – Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk – 1pm

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Metropolitan Opera

Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk by Dmitri Shostakovich
Libretto by Alexander Preys and the composer

Approximate running time 3 hrs. 15 min.

macb_met15Shostakovich’s towering tragedy of adultery and murder stars the commanding dramatic soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek as the heroine who suffers the vicissitudes of her treachery. Brandon Jovanovich is her co-conspirator and lover, and James Conlon conducts.

Eva-Maria Westbroek in the title role “brings aching vulnerability and delicate singing to her overwhelming performance.” Brandon Jovanovich “is ideal as Sergei. His singing is bright and virile, and he is dramatically fearless.” James Conlon draws an “inspired, incisive and colorful performance… from the great Met Orchestra.” (New York Times)

Sung in Russian

Cast

Katerina Ismailova……Eva-Maria Westbroek
Sergei………………Brandon Jovanovich
Zinovy………………Raymond Very
Boris……………….Anatoli Kotscherga
Aksinya……………..Holli Harrison
Millhand…………….Tyler Duncan
Coachman…………….Dustin Lucas
Peasant……………..Allan Glassman
Steward……………..Rod Nelman
Porter………………Brandon Cedel
First Foreman………..Kurt Phinney
Second Foreman……….Daniel Clark Smith
Third Foreman………..David Lowe
Priest………………Mikhail Kolelishvili [Debut]
Chief of Police………Vladimir Ognovenko
Policeman……………Earle Patriarco
Teacher……………..John McVeigh
Old Convict………….Dmitry Belosselskiy
Sentry………………Richard Bernstein
Sonyetka…………….Oksana Volkova
Convict……………..Kelly Cae Hogan
Prison Officer……….Paul Corona

Conductor……………James Conlon

Production…………..Graham Vick
Designer…………….Paul Brown
Lighting designer…….Nick Chelton
Choreographer………..Ron Howell

Photo credits: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

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