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Uniform Title Katerina Izmaĭlova (Motion picture)
Title Katerina Izmaĭlova [videorecording] / Dmitriĭ Shostakovich.

Imprint London : Decca, [2006].

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 GDL Brand Library DVD    ES SHOS KI S37DVD    Available
Description 1 videodisc (112 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (27 p. : port. ; 18 cm)
Note Film adaptation of the opera by D. Shostakovich; libretto and screenplay by the composer, after the novel, "Lady Macbeth of the Mtzensk district" by N. Leskov.
Program notes by Andrew Huth in English, French and German in container.
Credits Directed by Mikhail Shapiro.
Performer Galina Vishnevskaya (Katerina) ; A. Inozemtsev (Sergey-actor) ; V. Tretjak (Sergey-vocal) ; N. Bojarsky (Zinovij-actor) ; V. Radznevsky (Zinovij-vocal) ; A. Sokolov (Boris-actor) ; A. Vedernikov (Boris-vocal) R. Ktachuk (duty man-actor) ; A. Streznev (duty man-vocal) ; T. Gavrilova (Sonetka-actor) ; V. Reka (Sonetka-vocal) ; Chorus and Orchestra of the Kiev Opera and Ballet Theatre ; Konstantin Simeonov, conductor ; V. Kolesnik, chorus master.
Event Originally released by Lenfilʹm as a motion picture in the Soviet Union in 1966.
Summary A brutal story, yet including some lyrical and even satirical moments, this opera was once banned in the former U.S.S.R. Katerina, unhappily married to a merchant (Zinovij), takes one of his workmen (Sergey) as her lover. She poisons her obnoxious father-in-law (Boris), and with Sergey's help, kills Zinovij. The crime is discovered and the two are sent to Siberia. When Sergey deserts her for one of the other women convicts (Sonetka), Katerina plunges both Sonetka and herself into the river.
System Details DVD, all regions, anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) presentation ; LPCM enhanced mono.
Language Sung in Russian, with English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Chinese subtitles.
Subject Operas -- Film adaptations.
Genre/Form Opera films.
Filmed operas.
Added Author Leskov, N. S. (Nikolaĭ Semenovich), 1831-1895. Ledi Makbet Mt︠s︡enskogo uezda.
Vishnevskai︠a︡, Galina, 1926-2012-
Shapiro, Mikhail.
Simeonov, K. (Konstantin), 1910-1987.
Shostakovich, Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich, 1906-1975. Katerina Izmaĭlova.
Kyïvsʹkyĭ derz︠h︡avnyĭ akademichnyĭ teatr opery ta baletu URSR im. T.H. Shevchenka.
Lenfilʹm.
Decca Record Company.
Standard No. 044007431375
Music No. 074 3137 DH Decca

 
    
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