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Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk / Jansons/Concertgebouw Orch., Westbroek, Ventris [2 DVD]

Album Summary

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk district, Op. 29
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"Eva-Maria Westbroek's desperate housewife, sporting Jean Harlow hair and an Imelda Marcos wardrobe of shoes, steps out of her glass-walled bedroom to encounter a muddy world of male aggression. There isn't amuch room for fulfilled tenderness in her rough relationship with strapping foreman Sergey [Christoper Ventris], consummated to strobe lighting. Mariss Jansons excels not just in conjuring the full, focused spectrum of colours from the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra but also in co-ordinating it tightly with all the soloists, so game to act out Kusej's extreme characterisations to the hilt, and a superb chorus. There's also a beautifully produced booklet and a substantial extra, Reiner E Moritz's documentary, calling on principals, conductor and director to guide us through the opera with a generous amount of detail." -BBC Music Magazine (5 stars)

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 236 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9 anamorphic, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.1 Surround
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Country of Origin: Netherlands


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Works Details

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk district, Op. 29
  • Performers: L'udovit Ludha (Tenor); Vladimir Vaneev (Bass); Christopher Ventris (Tenor); Eva-Maria Westbroek (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Mariss Jansons
  • Ensemble: Netherlands Opera Chorus
  • Running Time: 236 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1930-1932
  • Studio/Live: Live