Shostakovich`s musically brilliant and ingeniously panoramic opera about love, lust, power and oppression is famously well played by the Concertgebouw Orchestra under Mariss Jansons in this authoritative production. Stage Director Martin Kusej builds on formidable musical strengths to forge a relentless drama that explores with emotional conviction the shadowy, layered boundaries between victims and perpetrators. First-rate protagonist Eva-Maria Westbroek is phenomenal in her gripping interpretation of Katerina, compelling the entire cast, including the choir, to almost unbearable realism in their portrayal of timeless human weakness.
Release Date: 30 October 2006
Certificate: E - Exempt from Certification
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic
Sound: DTS Surround\LPCM Stereo
Running Time: 236 minutes
Main Language: English