Shostakovich - Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk | Warner - The Home of Opera 2564648320

Shostakovich - Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

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Label: Warner - The Home of Opera

Cat No: 2564648320

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 20th May 2016

Contents

Artists

Galina Vishnevskaya
Nicolai Gedda
Dimiter Petkov
Birgit Finnila
Werner Krenn
Ambrosian Opera Chorus
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Mstislav Rostropovich

Works

Shostakovich, Dmitri

Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

Artists

Galina Vishnevskaya
Nicolai Gedda
Dimiter Petkov
Birgit Finnila
Werner Krenn
Ambrosian Opera Chorus
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Mstislav Rostropovich

About

Two years after its triumphant 1934 premiere, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk was condemned by Joseph Stalin. Nearly four decades later, Mstislav Rostropovich Shostakovich’s student and friend – and his wife Galina Vishnevskaya became political exiles from the Soviet Union. It was in London that the celebrated conductor and soprano made this world premiere recording of the original, controversial version of the opera, unleashing all its passion, brutality and dark, cynical humour.

Cast:
- Katerina Ismailova: Galina Vishnevskaya
- Sergei: Nicolai Gedda
- Boris Ismailov: Dimiter Petkov
- Zinoviy Ismailov: Werner Krenn
- Shabby peasant: Robert Tear
- Aksinya: Taru Valjakka
- Sonyetka: Birgit Finnilä

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