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Trapped in marriage to the impotent Zinovy, Katerina Ismailova embarks on an affair with an estate worker, Sergei, which triggers her slide into crime. New Production. Sung in Russian with English surtitles. Running time: 3 hours 15 minutes.Performers Katarina Dalayman (Katerina Ismailova), John Tomlinson (Boris Ismailov), Stefan Margita (Zinovy Ismailov), Christopher Ventris (Sergei), Christine Rice (Sonyetka), Susan Bickley (Aksinya), Maxim Mikhailov (Priest), Peter Bronder (Village Drunk), Roderick Earle (Police Inspector), Gwynne Howell (Old Convict), Hubert Francis (Second Workman/Coachman), Matthew Rose (Steward/Sentry), Matthew Rose (Steward), Hubert Francis (Second Workman), Jared Holt (Workman from Mill), Victoria Nava (Female Convict).
Music Shostakovich. Lyrics Alexander Preys. Lyrics Shostakovich (after Leskov). Producer Royal Opera. Director Richard Jones. Design John Macfarlane. Costume Nicky Gillibrand. Lighting Mimi Jordan Sherrin. Conductor Antonio Pappano.
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