The play takes place in the countryside of Russia in the XIXth century. Katerima Imaïlova’s marriage failed. Her husband, a rich man who goes by the name of Zynoniy, has left her and ever since, she longs for love and some place far away. In spite of her father-in-law who continuously scrutinizes and harasses her, she’s living a passionate love story with the handsome Serguei. Eager for freedom, Katerina finds herself in fact sinking in crime.
DIRECT BROADCAST FROM PARIS OPERA
BY DMITRI CHOSTAKOVITCH
MUSIC: INGO METZMACHER
ORIGINAL RUSSIAN VERSION SUBTITLED IN FRENCH
3h30 with 1 intermission of 30 mn