Real returns controversy with Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

The Royal Theatre premieres 3 December opera Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Shostakovich Dmitri (1906-1975), of which will be offered 8 functions, with musical direction by Hartmut Haenchen and stage director Martin Kušej.
The production will be seen in Madrid with extreme crudeness reflects the tragic story of Katerina Ismailova, whose amorous passion and sexual desire lead her to a path of destruction, where he is a victim of oppression, despotism, hypocrisy and sexism of Russian rural society of the late nineteenth century, portrayed boldly and derision by Shostakovich, based on the homonymous story of Nikolai Leskov.
Based on the folklore and the Russian operatic tradition, Shostakovich composed music vigorous and full of contrasts, very cinematic, alternating a rough and wild moments of delicate language expressiveness, distorting and deforming melodies and dances of their country and insolently satirizing the characters typified by the nineteenth-century Russian literature: the landlord despot, the lascivious priest, the corrupt police, the town drunk, etc.
The singers who will perform the leading roles of the opera in Madrid, Eva-Maria Westbroek (Katerina Ismailova), Michael King (Serguéi), Vladimir Vaneev (Boris) Ľudovít Ludha (Zinovi) and Carole Wilson (The action) They are backed by their excellent performances at the Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam (2007) and the National Opera of Paris (2009), where the opera was presented with great success.