A Rare Revival of Shostakovich’s Searing Drama Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk Opens November 10 at the Met

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A Rare Revival of Shostakovich’s Searing Drama Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

Opens November 10 at the Met

 

Beginning November 10, the Met will present a rare revival of Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Shostakovich’s controversial 1934 opera about an adulteress whose forbidden romance leads to murder and devastation. This season’s performances will be conducted by James Conlon, who also led the work’s Met premiere in 1994; it has only been revived once by the company, in 2000. Dutch soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek will sing her first Met performances of the central role, Katerina Ismailova, which she has sung to acclaim at numerous leading opera houses around the world. American tenor Brandon Jovanovich sings the role of Sergei, Katerina’s lover. The revival of Graham Vick’s 1994 production will also star Raymond Very as Zinovy Ismailov, Katerina’s ineffectual husband, and Anatoli Kotscherga as her brutal father-in-law, Boris. Dutch tenor Frank van Aken will sing Sergei in the November 21 performance.

 

Further information, including biographies of the principal artists, is available in our online press room here.

 

Performances: November 10, 13, 17, 21, 25, 29 (matinee). Curtain times vary: complete schedule here. Running time: 3 hours, 15 minutes, including one intermission.

 

Tickets begin at $25; for prices, more information, or to place an order, please call (212) 362-6000 or visit www.metopera.org. Special rates for groups of 10 or more are available by calling (212) 341-5410 or visiting www.metopera.org/groups.

 

Same-day $25 rush tickets for all performances of Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk are available via lottery on the Met’s Web site. To enter, click here.

 

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