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Soprano Michelle Trainor/Aksinya, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk District

Aksinya, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk District


Time: April 06, 2021 7:30 PM
Location: Symphony Hall, Boston
Event Type: Opera
Organized By: Boston Symphony Orchestra
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About Tour

The most ambitious single endeavor in the BSO and Andris Nelsons’s multi-year Shostakovich survey, the opera Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk was also an immense undertaking for its twenty-four-year-old composer.

Celebrated soprano Kristine Opolais sings the leading role in this dark portrayal of Katarina Izmailova, the oppressed, ambitious, and ultimately murderous wife of a provincial merchant. Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk became a worldwide sensation following its 1934 premiere, but it also led to the first major crisis between Shostakovich and Joseph Stalin’s oppressive regime.

Concert performances, sung in Russian with English supertitles

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