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

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

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

13 April 2018 at 10.46am | 7 Comments

Press reviews:

Telegraph ★★★★★
Guardian ★★★★★
Independent ★★★★★
Financial Times ★★★
Times ★★★
The Stage ★★★★
Arts Desk ★★★★

What did you think of Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk?

Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk runs until 27 April 2018. Tickets are still available.

The production is staged with generous philanthropic support from Mrs Susan A. Olde OBE, Mr and Mrs Christopher W.T. Johnston, The Taylor Family Foundation, The Tsukanov Family Foundation, The Maestro's Circle and the Friends of Covent Garden.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

13 April 2018 at 10.46am

This article has been categorised Opera and tagged by Richard Jones, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Production, review, your reaction

This article has 7 comments

  1. Gwyneth responded on 13 April 2018 at 4:09pm Reply

    The quality of this production is outstanding - the soloists, chorus, acting ability, staging, choreography, lighting - are all of the highest order but my greatest praise goes to the orchestra (plus stage band) which, under Pappano's magical baton made the stupendous Shostakovich music come so alive that it took my breath away. Bravissimo!

  2. Stephen Ratcliffe responded on 13 April 2018 at 5:33pm Reply

    Brilliant evening. Whole cast sensational. Thanks.

  3. Linda Farrell responded on 14 April 2018 at 11:44am Reply

    Absolutely fantastic production. Eva-Maria Westbroek and John Tomlinson in terrific voice but the whole cast were brilliant - outstandingly sung and acted - and great performances by Antonio Pappano, the ROH Orchestra and Chorus. Well done to all, I had a great evening

  4. Outstanding evening including the most amazing scene change in the West End. Beautifully choreographed and executed in front of a full house. I admit a bias as I spent my working life in Stage Management but I felt it had to be said.

  5. peterstephen responded on 18 April 2018 at 9:27am Reply

    Saw this amazing production on 17/04/18. For once I didn't laugh, cry, criticise or examine the motives of the director. I was swept along by an evening of unbridled talent that took me to places that are usually beyond the reach of even the ROH. I pay tribute to Shostakovich whose music allowed this to happen, but also to the whole cast and Antonio Pappano in particular in whose safe hands we were taken through the looking glass and back again.

  6. Tricia Bennett responded on 19 April 2018 at 6:28pm Reply

    Was there on 17/04/18. It was one of the most memorable evenings I have ever experienced in 50 years at ROH. Everything was perfect, the singing, the acting, the orchestra and oh that scene change..........I’d so love to see it over and over.

  7. Mike Aylott responded on 19 April 2018 at 7:57pm Reply

    Love this opera, and saw a previous ROH production a few years ago. Sad that the ROH Live programme, while appreciated as far as it goes, never seems to include works like this, or Janacek, or anything slightly out of mainstream. Those of us who live well out of London are finding the livestream repertoire just a bit stifling, (though thanks anyway for doing it at all).

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