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Articles tagged with "Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk"

Watch: Exploring the power and passion of Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

18 April 2018

Antonio Pappano uncovers the controversial history and brooding music of Shostakovich's great masterpiece.

Your Reaction: What did you think of Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk?

13 April 2018

Audience responses and press reviews of The Royal Opera's production of Shostakovich's 20th century masterpiece.

10 of opera's greatest bass roles

28 April 2017

From dastardly demons to boozy brothel owners – we give the low-down on opera’s best bass roles.

Why are parties in opera always doomed to end in tears?

5 December 2014

Curses, seduction and murder are just the tip of the iceberg.

Opera and censorship: A history of bans and forced rewrites

8 June 2014

Political and moral agendas have seen some of history’s greatest composers put under pressure to change their work.