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Title Lady Macbeth del distretto di Mzensk [videorecording] : opera in quattro atti / di Aleksandr Prejs e Dmitrij S̆ostakovĭc, dall'omonima novella di Nikolaj Leskov ; musica di Alexander Preis ; una produzione Raitre-Raitrade dal Teatro comunale di Firenze.

Imprint [Halle/Saale] : Arthaus Musik, [2009]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library DVD    B SHOS LMM C87DVD    DUE 04-02-24 OFF CAMPUS
Description 2 videodiscs (170 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (21 p. : ill. ; 18 cm)
Note Program notes and synopsis in English, German and French in container.
Credits Stage director, Lev Dodin; sets and costume design, David Borovsky, restaged by Alexander Borovsky; lighting, Jean Kalman; directed for TV and video by Andrea Bevilacqua.
Performer Vladimir Vaneev (Boris Izmailov) ; Vsevolod Grivnov (Zinovy Izmailov) ; Jeanne-Michèle Charbonnet (Katerina Izmailova) ; Sergej Kunaev (Sergei) ; Nana Miriani (Aksinya) ; Julian Rodescu (Priest) ; Léonid Bomstein (tattered peasant) ; Vladimir Matorin (police inspector) ; Natascha Petrinsky (Sonetka) ; Orchestra e Coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino ; James Conlon, conductor.
Event Recorded in performance 2008.
Summary "At first glance, the title of Shostakovich's opera seems to speak for itself: Katherina, neglected and unhappy in her marriage, commits the most heinous crime just like the Shakespearian Lady Macbeth. But Nikolai Leskovss short novel, which portrays Katherina as a monster, was only the starting point for Shostakovich to elicit understanding for an oppressed woman whose pursuit for self-determination is suppressed by society. Through combining satiric, grotesque and tragic elements in his music, Shostakovich succeeds in striking the balance between repulsion at Katherina's immoral acts and sympathy for her. Violence, eroticism and the paralysing boredom of Russian society in the 19th century are the founding elements of this composition." (viewed on Feb. 9, 2010).
System Details DVD, all regions, widescreen (16:9) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1, PCM stereo.
Language Sung in Russian, with optional subtitles in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
Subject Operas.
Genre/Form Filmed operas.
Added Author Shostakovich, Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich, 1906-1975. Ledi Makbet Mt︠s︡enskogo uezda.
Leskov, N. S. (Nikolaĭ Semenovich), 1831-1895.
Preĭs, A. Librettist. (Aleksandr)
Vaneev, Vladimir. Performer.
Grivnov, Vsevolod. Performer.
Charbonnet, Jeanne-Michèle. Performer.
Kunaev, Sergej. Performer.
Miriani, Nana. Performer.
Rodescu, Julian. Performer.
Bomstein, Leonid. Performer.
Matorin, Vladimir. Performer.
Petrinsky, Natascha. Performer.
Conlon, James, 1950- Conductor.
Dodin, Lev, 1944-
Borovskiĭ, David, 1934-
Borovskiĭ, A. D. (Aleksandr Davydovich)
Kalman, Jean.
Bevilacqua, Andrea.
Radiotelevisione italiana. Terza rete.
Rai Trade (Firm)
Arthaus Musik (Firm)
Maggio musicale fiorentino. Coro. Performer.
Maggio musicale fiorentino. Orchestra. Performer.
Note Parallel title on container: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk
Standard No. 807280138795
Music No. 101 387 Arthaus Musik

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