Shostakovich - Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

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Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

Opera on 3, From the Met

Shostakovich«s opera Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk tells a appalling anecdote of adultery and infanticide as the bored and secluded prima donna Katerina, sung by soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek, falls in partiality with one of her husband»s workers, Sergei, direction Brandon Jovanovich. Her treachery leads to a horrific series of horrendous murders and last analysis to her end. Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek leads a immensely acclaimed chuck, and her playing in the r of Katerina has been described as «overwhelming», and direction Brandon Jovanovich as «an visionary Sergei». The New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus are conducted by James Conlon

Presented by Mary Jo Heath and Ira Siff

Katerina Izmailova.....Eva-Maria Westbroek (Soprano)
Sergei.....Brandon Jovanovich (Direction)
Boris Izmailov.....Anatoli Kotscherga (Baritone)
Zinoviy Izmailov.....Raymond Very (Direction)
Aksinya.....Holli Harrison (Soprano)
Shredded Countrywoman.....Allan Glassman (Baritone)
Steward.....Rod Nelman (Bass)
Porter.....Brandon Cedel (Bass)
First Workman.....Kurt Phinney (Direction)
Second Workman.....Daniel Clark Smith (Direction)
Servant Of God.....Mikhail Kolelishvili (Bass)
Policeman.....Vladimir Ognovenko (Bass)
Policeman.....Earle Patriarco (Baritone)
New York Metropolitan Opera Chorus
New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
James Conlon (Conductor).

Recorded actual at the New York Met, December 10, 2014.

Abstract (from Wikipedia)

Act I

Appear 1: Katerina's room
Katerina is unhappily married to Zinovy, a limited flour-mogul. She complains to herself of her loneliness. Her daddy-in-law Boris, angered at her orientation in return to his saying that mushrooms are his pet dish, says it is her flaw for not producing an legatee. She replies that Zinovy cannot give up her a progeny – which Boris disdains; he then threatens her if she decides to vamp some youthful lover. Zinovy is called away on partnership, and Boris – against his son's inclinations – makes Katerina forsake before icon to be rigid. A retainer, Aksinya, tells Katerina about the womanising new clerk, Sergei.

Appear 2: The Izmailovs' yard
Sergei and his comrades are sexually harassing Aksinya. Katerina intervenes. She berates him for his masculine pride and asserts that women are as heroic and masterly as men. Sergei is willing to make good her corrupt and they wrestle; she is thrown down and Sergei falls on top of her. Boris appears. She says that she tripped and Sergei in trying to help her, cut down also. The other peasants destroy her up. Boris however is suspected and roars at the peasants, them to get destroy to travail before ordering Katerina to fry some mushrooms for him and portentous to tell Zinovy all about her behaviour.

Appear 3: Katerina's room
Katerina prepares to go to bed. Sergei knocks on her door with the pretence that he wants to adopt a log because he cannot , but Katerina has none; she cannot look over. As she is about to pass the door he continues attempting to vamp her by remembering their wrestling go with earlier that day. He gets into the reside and tries to intensity himself on her. She does not proposal much partisans, and they pass partiality. Boris knocks on the door and confirms that Katerina is in bed and locks her in. Sergei is trapped in the reside, and the two take up again their partiality-making.

Act 2

Appear 4: The yard
One continually a week later. Boris, impotent to due to unease about thieves being on the stalking, is walking in the courtyard in the pre-originate darkness. He, remembering his own youthful days as a rake and wily Zinovy«s low libido, is considering seducing Katerina himself to fulfill his son»s marital duties. He spots Sergei climbing out of Katerina«s window. He catches him and publicly whips him as a second-storey man, then has him locked up. Katerina witnesses this but cannot a standstill him because she remains locked in her reside. When at the end of the day she manages to climb down the eavestrough-drainpipe the other servants interfere with her on Boris» proclamation. After being wiped out by beating Sergei, Boris demands some dinner, saying that he will murder Sergei again the next day and dispatches a retainer to notice Zinovy destroy, saying that Zinovy to be told that there«s grief at well-informed in. Katerina adds rat-evil influence to some mushrooms and gives them to him. As he is sinking, trade for a servant of god, she retrieves the keys to openly Sergei. The servant of god, called by the arriving morning get of workers who locate Boris in torment, arrives: Boris vainly tries to tell him that he was poisoned and falls destroy unconcerned pointing at Katerina. Katerina, weeping crocodile tears, convinces him that Boris has accidentally eaten libellous mushrooms and he says a plea over Boris» fullness.

Appear 5: Katerina's room
Katerina and Sergei are together. Sergei querulously says that their partnership will have to end due to Zinovy«s nearing render and wishes he and Katerina could get hitched – Katerina assures him that they»ll get hitched but refuses to tell him how she«ll dispose it. Sergei then falls asleep; Katerina is then tormented by Boris» ghost and cannot . Later she hears Zinovy returning. He has been called destroy by one of the servants with the word of his father«s downfall. Although Sergei hides, Zinovy sees Sergei»s trousers and punch and guesses the actually. As he and Katerina scuffle, he whips her with the punch. On Katerina«s cry about being beaten, Sergei emerges and confronts Zinovy, who then tries to vamoose and notice the servants. Katerina stops Zinovy: she and Sergei then proceed to strangle Zinovy, who»s at the end of the day finished off by Sergei with a away on the source with a grey candlestick. The lovers hush up the body in the wine-vault.

Act 3

Appear 6: Near the cellar
Following Zinovy«s disappearance he has been presumed unconcerned. Katerina and Sergei brief to get married, but she is tormented by the accomplishment that Zinovy»s body is covert in the wine vault. Sergei reassures her and they demise for the coalescing obsequies. A drunken countrywoman breaks into the vault, finds Zinovy's fullness and goes to for the supervise.

Appear 7: The supervise station
The supervise are complaining about not being invited to the coalescing and vainly try to gratify themselves by tormenting a «nihilist» professor because of atheism when the countrywoman arrives and gives them the opening for revenge.

Appear 8: The Izmailov garden
Everyone is inebriated at the coalescing. Katerina sees that the vault door is unstinting, but the supervise get ahead in the world as she and Sergei are trying to vamoose.

Act 4

Appear 9. A short-lived make good guilty bivouac near a bridge
On the way to Siberia, Katerina bribes a security to allow her to find Sergei. He blames her for everything. After she leaves, Sergei tries to vamp another make good guilty, Sonyetka. She demands a join in wedlock of stockings as her quotation. Sergei tricks Katerina into giving him hers, whereupon he gives them to Sonyetka. Sonyetka and the other convicts lampoon Katerina, who pushes Sonyetka into an icy river — also, herself, falling in. They are swept away and the make good guilty bring up moves on.

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