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 Russian with English surtitlesPerformers Eva-Maria Westbroek (Katerina Ismailova), Brandon Jovanovich (Sergey), John Tomlinson (Boris Ismailov), Aigul Akhmetshina (Sonyetka), Rosie Aldridge (Aksinya), Peter Bronder (Shabby Peasant), Wojtek Gierlach (Priest), Mikhail Svetlov (Police Inspector), Thomas Atkins (Teacher), Paata Burchuladze (Old Convict), Miranda Keys (Female Convict), Simon Shibambu (Sentry), Hubert Francis (Coachman/Second Workman).
Music Shostakovich. Lyrics Alexander Preys. Lyrics Shostakovich (after Leskov). Producer Royal Opera House. Director Richard Jones. Conductor Antonio Pappano.