Shostakovich Vishnevskaya: Katerina Izmailova

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Katerina Izmailova is a filmization of Dmitry Shostakovich's long-suppressed 1936 opera. Galina Vishnevskaya stars as Katerina, a bored 19th century farm wife. At the behest of her grungy lover, Katerina murders her husband and her father-in-law. She and her new beau are both sent to Siberia, where the lover almost immediately takes up with a younger woman. Banned by Stalin for its bleak portrait of Soviet life, Katerina Izmailova was not given a Russian staging for over 40 years; its Metropolitan Opera debut did not occur until 1994. Dmitri Shostakovich also wrote the screenplay for the screen version of Katerina Izmailova. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Release Date
1/9/07 
Studio
Decca
Length
1 hour, 52 minutes
Sound
  • PCM Stereo
Region
  • USA & territories, Canada
  • Europe, Japan, Middle East, Egypt, South Africa, Greenland
  • Taiwan, Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia
  • Mexico, South America, Australia, New Zealand
  • Russia, Eastern Europe, India, most of Africa
  • China
Subtitles
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Video Features
  • Shostakovich chronology
  • Excerpt from Shostakovich's Cheryomushki
  • Excerpt from Shostakovich against Stalin
Number of Discs
1

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