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Total duration 3 h 5 min
1 intermission (30 min)
5 performances
11.2.2023 – 25.2.2023
Operas
Main Stage
tickets
17-99 €
Performed in Russian
Surtitles in Finnish, Swedish and English

A thriller that leaves its mark

The emotive Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk is an opera with thrill to equal the very best crime series. The premiere of Ole Anders Tandberg’s interpretation of Shostakovich’s powerful drama was quite a phenomenon, revered by both critics and the audience. This unapologetic version is a wakeup call to analyse a woman’s position in the society, which stays with you long after the curtain has fallen.

Suggested age guidance 16+. The sound volume in this performance is at times very loud.

Tickets to performances in spring 2023 will go on sale 4 October at noon.

Performances and tickets

3 h 5 min
1 intermission (30 min)
5 performances
11.2.2023 – 25.2.2023
Operas
Main Stage
tickets
17-99 €
Performed in Russian
Surtitles in Finnish, Swedish and English
Sat 11.2.2023
at 19:00
Main Stage
Wed 15.2.2023
at 19:00
Main Stage
Fri 17.2.2023
at 19:00
Main Stage
Wed 22.2.2023
at 19:00
Main Stage
Sat 25.2.2023
at 14:00
Main Stage

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Mtsenskin kihlakunnan Lady Macbeth; Koit Soasepp; Svetlana Sozdateleva

Synopsis

Katerina is married to Zinovi in the middle of nowhere and is pining away. She falls in love with Sergei, a farmhand, and when Katerina’s father-in-law finds out, he has Sergei flogged. Katerina takes revenge by poisoning her father-in-law. Soon Zinovi too is killed, and Katerina and Sergei are free to marry. In the middle of the wedding, Zinovi’s body is discovered, and Katerina and Sergei are dispatched to Siberia. On the way, Serge falls in love with another prisoner, Sonyetta. Katerina throws her into the water, and they both drown.

More information in the program booklet.

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Mtsenskin kihlakunnan Lady Macbeth; Alexey Kosarev; Svetlana Sozdateleva

The most ravishing opera in years

“A fantastic experience, though harsh and violent. Not for the faint hearted!”

“A magnificent, emotionally ravishing performance. One of the best, if not the best, opera I have ever seen.”

– audience feedback

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Creative team

Music
Dmitri Shostakovits
Director
Ole Anders Tandberg
Sets
Erlend Birkeland
Costumes
Maria Geber
Lighting design
Ellen Ruge
Choreography
Jeanette Langert

Cast

Esa Ruuttunen, photo Seppo J. Sirkka / EastPress
An old convict

Listen to Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

Complete the experience with refreshments

What can we get you?

Choose your favourite refreshments from this season’s tasty menu. You can easily add refreshments to your shopping basket while selecting tickets in our online store.

The services of the Opera Restaurant are available before performances and during the interval. Order beforehand and avoid the queues.

Please note that we cannot guarantee a specific table for orders made via the online store. We may also seat several parties at the same table. You may be assigned a bar height table for enjoying refreshments standing up.