Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk
Closed 3h 25m
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk
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Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk NYC Reviews and Tickets

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Members say
Entertaining, Raunchy, Great staging, Great singing, Edgy

About the Show

Shostakovich's classic opera about a woman seeking escape from her current life.

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Member Reviews (5)

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158 Reviews | 22 Followers
82
Great music, Intense, Raunchy, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a powerhouse performance by Svetlana Sozdateleva in the opera that got Shostakovich denounced and led to his 5th Symphony

Don't see it if you don’t care for Russian or Grand opera, dislike simulated sex scenes, prefer comedies or at least likable characters

59 Reviews | 11 Followers
90
Raunchy, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Keeps your interest the whole time, really well done. The sets are spectacular.

Don't see it if Dont like dark stories, is a bit raunchy with some nudity.

27 Reviews | 10 Followers
77
Great singing, Raunchy, Great staging, Edgy, Clever

See it if Great staging and direction. Good use of the chorus in the story telling. More acting than you usually see in an opera.

Don't see it if There is sexual assault that is disturbing.

18 Reviews | 1 Follower
88
Riveting, Great staging, Edgy, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You want inventive staging on a mammoth scale. You want to discover a fully beautiful score. You want to discover an unknown opera.

Don't see it if You want traditional grand opera. You don’t like political satire in place of emotion. You don’t want to see offensive staging.

9 Reviews | 1 Follower
90
Entertaining, Raunchy, Well performed, Opera

See it if You love well performed opera, you can tolerate characters who are very primal and lack moral conscience, you enjoy dark humor

Don't see it if You don't like opera, you don't want to see sex simulated on the stage.

Critic Reviews (2)

New York Classical Review
September 30th, 2022

"It is a fantastic and enriching experience to see Shostakovich staged so unmercifully, with a production putting its full trust in the music and the singers."
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October 18th, 2022

"This is an absolutely fascinating production all around...the Met Opera’s 2022-23 'Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk' is a great piece of art designed especially for an unforgettable time."
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