Katerina Izmaylova

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Katerina Izmaylova. Title given to rev. version (1955–63) of Shostakovich's 4-act opera Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District (Ledi Makbet Mtsenskovo uyezda), comp. 1930–2 as Op.29. Lib. by A. Preys and composer, after story (1865) by N. Leskov. Prod. Moscow 1934, Cleveland, Ohio, 1935, London (concert) 1936. Rev. version, Op.114, Moscow 1963, London CG, 1963, San Francisco 1964. Orig. version was unperf. in USSR after Jan. 1936 when Soviet newspaper Pravda attacked it as ‘leftist’ and discordant, but there were prods. in Venice 1947 and Düsseldorf 1959. See also Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District.