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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. Sung in English with lyrics projected above the stage. New production supported by a syndicate of individual donorsPerformers Patricia Racette (Katerina Ismailova), John Daszak (Sergei), Peter Hoare (Zinovy Ismailov), Clare Presland (Sonyetka), Matthew Best (Old Convict), Adrian Thompson (Shabby Peasant), Rosie Aldridge (Aksinya), Graeme Danby (Priest).
Music Shostakovich. Lyrics Alexander Preys. Lyrics Shostakovich (after Leskov). Company English National Opera. Company Opera de Lyon. Conductor Mark Wigglesworth. Director Dmitri Tcherniakov. Design Dmitri Tcherniakov. Costume Elena Zaytseva (associate costume designer). Lighting Gleb Filshtinsky. Translation David Pountney.
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