Shostakovich's Lady 311.
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The Israeli Opera’s 26th season continues with a revival of one of the most
significant operas of the 20th century – Dmitri Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of
Mtsensk, a passionate love story in which the protagonist commits a triple
murder before taking her own life, once she realized that the man she loves
doesn’t care for her anymore.
Canadian-American conductor Keri-Lynn
Wilson returns to the Israeli Opera to lead an international and local cast in
the classic production, which was originally directed 13 years ago by the late
Irina Molostova, a close friend of Shostakovich. The joint production of the
Israeli Opera and the Kirov (Mariinski Opera from St. Petersburg) features sets
designed by George Tsypin and lighting designed by Vladimir
The production is directed by Yulia Pevzner, based on
Molostova’s original production.
Wilson will conduct the Israeli Opera
chorus and the opera orchestra, the Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon Lezion.
Nine performances are planned at the Opera House, beginning on March 9. The
opera is performed in Russian with Hebrew and English surtitles.
all Israeli Opera performances, a 30-minutes pre-performance lecture (in Hebrew)
will be available to all ticket holders one hour before curtain time. Opera
Talkbacks will take place after several of the performances.