Metropolitan Opera: Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk
Airs Saturday, April 18, at 12 noon. The 2014-15 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Shostakovich’s searing drama Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, heard in an archived performance from November. Eva-Maria Westbroek starred as the adulterous and murderous KaterinaIsmailova, a role she has sung to acclaim at leading houses around the world. James Conlon conducted the performance, which also starred Brandon Jovanovich as Katerina’s lover, Sergei, and AnatoliKotscherga as her brutal father-in-law, Boris. Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk will be heard over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12:00 p.m. CT on Saturday, April 18.