Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (1992)

Genres - Music  |   Run Time - 98 min.  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Dmitri Shostakovich composed this opera, based on a story by Nikolai S. Leskov. Shortly before the October Revolution of 1917, the Izmailov family is thrown into turmoil when Katerina, the wife of the patriarch's weakling son Zinovy, takes a lover, the strapping farmhand Sergei. This screen adaptation is directed by Petr Weigl, with the score performed by The London Philharmonic Orchestra and The Ambrosian Opera Chorus.

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love-affair, opera, revolution, Russian [nationality]