Opera

Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District

Ledi Makbet Mtsenskogo uyezda
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975)
Opera in four acts
Sung in Russian, with German surtitles
Libretto: Alexander Preis, based on Nikolai Leskov's novella by the same name
Premiere: 1934 in Leningrad
Fr, 10.11.2023
Grosses Haus19:30 - 22:30
Trailer: Theater TV – Ullrich Bohn
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster

A lonely woman withers away in a dark 19th century landlord's world and is ultimately driven to murder. "Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District" is one of the great music theatre works of the 20th century and was to be Shostakovich's last opera: Stalin's displeasure swiftly silenced the brilliant music dramatist, famously banning the opera in the Soviet Union for almost thirty years.

Evgeny Titov made his opera directing debut with this sensational production of "Lady Macbeth" in 2020 and has since been in great demand, with productions at the Zurich Opera, Opéra National du Rhin Strasbourg and the Bavarian State Opera, amongst others.

PREMIERE 2 October 2020

Cast

Conductor Michael Güttler
Director Evgeny Titov
Revival Director Silvia Gatto
Stage Designer Christian Schmidt
Costume Designer Andrea Schmidt-Futterer
Lighting Designer Oliver Porst
Chorus Master Albert Horne
Dramaturgy Wolfgang Behrens
Katerina Lvovna Izmailova Cornelia Beskow
Boris Timofeyevich Izmailov Andrey Valentiy
Zinoviy Borisovich Izmailov Paul Curievici
Sergei Aaron Cawley
Aksinya Christina Esterházy
Tattered Peasant Erik Biegel
Preist / Old Convict / Sergeant Mikhail Biryukov
Sonyetka Fleuranne Brockway
Female Convict Sharon Kempton
Porter / Guard Darcy Carroll
Chor & Chorsolisten des Hessischen Staatstheaters Wiesbaden, Statisterie des Hessischen Staatstheaters Wiesbaden, Hessisches Staatsorchester Wiesbaden

Dates

RevivalGrosses Haus19:30 - 22:30
Grosses Haus18:00 - 21:00
Grosses Haus19:30 - 22:30
Grosses Haus19:30 - 22:30