Boston Symphony Orchestra 2023-24 Review: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

Photo: Winslow Townson The first time my partner watched Shostakovich’s “Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk,” he couldn’t believe that the composer ever thought a Stalinist regime would be pleased with the opera. The “in-your-face” power of the work made him—a (handsome) man whose political convictions ponder between socialism and cowboyism—find endearing that ‘Shosta’ could not see his censoring coming. Even today, {…}

Sabine Devieilhe, Julie Fuchs, Florian Sempey & Aušrinė Stundytė Headline Streams from Opéra National de Paris

(Credits: Fabien Monthubert / Opera Online / Opéra National de Paris official website / Opéra National de Paris official website) The Opéra National de Paris will stream Jean-Philippe Rameau and Louis Fuzelier’s opera “Les Indes Galantes,” and Dmitri Shostakovich and Alexander Preis’ “Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk” on MEZZO TV. “Les Indes Galantes” stars Sabine Devieilhe in the roles of Hébé {…}

Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden Cancels ‘Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk’ Due To COVID-19

(Credit: Sven Helge Czichy) The Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden has announced the cancellation of Dmitri Shostakovich’s opera “Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk” on Oct. 10, 2020 due to the confirmed COVID-19 cases in the technical department of the theater. Per an official statement on the opera house’s website, two of the employees of the technical department were tested independently of each other {…}