Opera of the week – The amazing Lady Macbeth of MtsenskUncategorized
Our new free-stream from OperaVision is Birmingham Opera Company’s extraordinary production of Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, full and unexpurgated.
Graham Vick’s production relocates Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk by Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich to a disused, iconic nightclub where, amidst the 150 volunteer actors and chorus, audience members encounter bloody brides, oversized rats and poisoned wedding guests. Accompanied on stage by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and musicians from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, and with a radical set design by the Banksy collaborators Block 9.
Here is an extract from the opera ‘What must be, must be’.