Music: Dimitri Shostakovich
Libretto: Alexandre Preis and Dimitri Shostakovich
After: Nikolaï Leskov
Conductor: Ingo Metzmacher
Director: Krzysztof Warlikowski
Set design: Krzysztof Warlikowski
Costume design: Małgorzata Szczęśniak
Lighting design: Felice Ross
Choreography: Claude Bardouil
Scenography: Christian Longchamp
Chorus master: José Luis Basso

Of Shostakovich’s initial undertaking – a trilogy on the tragic destinies of Russian women through the ages – only one opera was ever written: the hard-hitting Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk. Although one of the mainsprings of the work, the Shakespearean parallel is here bitterly ironic: unlike Lady Macbeth, Katerina Ismailova who, in the remote reaches of rural 19th century Russia, falls in love with one of her husband’s employees and is finally forced to commit suicide, is less a manipulator than a victim of a violent and patriarchal society. Krzysztof Warlikowski liberates all the subversive power of this scorching and scandalous work, which marked the early years of the Opéra Bastille.
Genre :  Opera
Year :  2018
Length :  210 min.
Country :  France
Dmitry Ulyanov (Boris Timofeevich Ismailov)
John Daszak (Zinovy Borisovich Ismailov)
Aušrinė Stundytė (Katerina Lvovna Ismailova)
Pavel Černoch (Serguei)
Release date  01 May 2019

subtitled in English

Upcoming screenings 

Apr 24th 18:00
Apr 27th 10:00
2018-12-10 03:30:03