Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk is a powerful work of raw emotional intensity. With themes of adultery and murder, the story follows the downfall of a bored provincial merchant’s wife who seeks solace and excitement in an extra-marital affair.
With a bold and contemporary setting, the staging provides the perfect backdrop to this 20th-century opera’s unflinching approach to sex and violence.
Shostakovich’s fast-paced and dynamic score will be conducted by ENO Music Director Mark Wigglesworth. He is partnered by Dmitri Tcherniakov, one of the most in-demand directors currently working in opera.
Sung in english with lyrics projected above the stage
Find out more about the venue for your show: Directions, Transport options and facilities.
(3mins) Take Cranbourn Street until St Martin’s Lane, where you head right until you reach the theatre.