Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk at the London Coliseum
A bold and powerful drama, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk follows the downfall of a bored provincial merchant’s wife who seeks solace in an extra-marital affair. With a contemporary setting, the staging provides the perfect backdrop to this 20th-century opera’s unflinching approach to sex and violence.
Shostakovich’s fast-paced and dynamic score will be conducted by ENO Music Director Mark Wigglesworth. He is partnered by Dmitri Tcherniakov, one of the most in-demand directors currently working in opera. The world-class cast is led by soprano Patricia Racette, one of today’s greatest singing actresses, alongside acclaimed British tenors John Daszak as her lover, Sergei, and Peter Hoare as the cuckolded Zinovy.
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk is a powerful work of raw emotional intensity. With themes of adultery and murder, the story follows the downfall of a bored provincial merchant’s wife who seeks solace and excitement in an extra-marital affair.
The cast includes Patricia Racette, John Daszak, Peter Hoare, Clare Presland, Matthew Best, Adrian Thompson, Rosie Aldridge, and Graeme Danby
Conducted by Mark Wigglesworth, directed and set design by Dmitri Tcherniakov, costume design by Elena Zaytseva, lighting design by Gleb Filshtinsky and translation by David Pountney.
Running time: 3hrs Language: Sung in English, with lyrics projected above the stage
Theatre InformationLondon Coliseum
Address: St. Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES
Nearest Underground: Leicester Square (Northern line, Piccadilly line), Charing Cross (Northern line, Bakerloo line), Embankment (Northern line, Bakerloo line, District line, Circle line)
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