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Sun, Jan. 22, 2023, 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm | Main Stage Premiere

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Dmitri Schostakowitsch

Lady Macbeth von Mzensk

Introduction at 5.20 pm

A woman becomes a murderess, but still the 26-year-old composer Shostakovich has sympathy for her. Katerina Ismailova - killer and victim at the same time - frees herself from a business world full of dullness, greed and cruelty by poisoning her husband in order to be able to live with her lover. This is accompanied by music of radical vitality that vehemently expresses the right to one's own desire, to recklessly lived freedom. The international success from Leningrad to New York, from Stockholm to Zurich was abruptly ended when Stalin expressed his disapproval. Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk also became a work of fate for the composer.

Musical direction: Kent Nagano
Production: Angelina Nikonova
Stage and costumes: Varvara Timofeeva
Lighting: Igor Fomin
Dramaturgy: Ralf Waldschmidt
Choir: Eberhard Friedrich

In Russian with German and English surtitles
Supported by the Foundation for the Promotion of the Hamburg State Opera

Venue: Main Stage, Dammtorstra├če 28, 20354 Hamburg
Prices: 8,00 EUR to 179,00 EUR

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