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Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

Until April 27, 2018

...a benchmark alchemy of music and theatre

The Independent

Why See Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk?

Classical & Opera

One of Shostakovich's Greatest Lost Works

As with most of Shostakovich's works, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk suffered strict censorship from the Stalinist regime. A roaring success when it premiered in 1934, just two years later it was buried under political disapproval. The persecuted composer's work now stands as a testament to his latent operatic genius, celebrated in Richard Jones' thrilling production which returns to the Royal Opera House after a rapturous debut in 2004.

Combining tragedy with black humour, the story follows the misfortunes of bored housewife Katerina. She takes a lover, Sergey, but is soon found out by her father-in-law Boris. Together the couple murder Boris and Katerina's unfortunate husband. Death begets death when they are sent away to a prison camp...

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Opening night: 12 April 2018

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