Dmitri Shostakovich in London

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 245:

My general impressions of the première were good. Both the music and the stagecraft in the production were of a high quality. I particularly liked the conductor, Edward Downes, who is undoubtedly a splendid musician. Downes, by the way, translated the libretto into English, and though it is hard to me to judge, it seems to have been done well. A special word of praise is due for Marie Colliere, who was in the leading role. She is a marvellous actress, with a beautiful voice, and managed to convey the tragedy of Katerina’s …   more >>

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Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 245. accessed: 24 February, 2024

location of experience: London


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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Katerina Izmailova
written by Dmitri Shostakovich
performed by Covent Garden company, Edward Downes (conductor), Marie Colliere (leading role)

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Excerpt from 'Baku', 16 Dec., 1963.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Sat, 27 Feb 2016 23:24:20 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:37:06 +0100