Dmitri Shostakovich in Latvia

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

The principal conductor of the Latvian Theatre of Opera and Ballet, Edgar Tons, is certainly a great and talented musician. Both in general and in the details, he did a fine job. At the two performances I attended, I heard Regina Frinberg and Rita Zelmane, who sang the part of Katerina. Like the other performers, they sang excellently. The producer, Karlis Liepa, the artist, Artur Lapin, and the choirmaster, Harald Mednis, all showed great skill in putting the production together. The fine singing of the choir deserves special mention.

cite as

Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 245. accessed: 2 March, 2024

location of experience: Latvia


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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Katerina Izmailova
written by Dmitri Shostakovich
performed by Edgar Tons (conductor), Latvian Theatre of Opera and Ballet, Regina Frinberg, Rita Zelmane

Experience Information

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


Excerpt from 'Izvestia', 13 Dec., 1963.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Sat, 27 Feb 2016 23:30:06 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:37:31 +0100