They had it coming: An unsettling Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk in Oslo | by Bachtrack for classical music, opera, ballet and dance event reviews

Ole Andreas Tandberg’s production of Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk gets a revival in Oslo, and proves even more chilling than the first time around.
— Read on bachtrack.com/review-lady-macbeth-mtsensk-tandberg-sozdateleva-oslo-april-2016

Why Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk was too scary for Stalin | Music | The Guardian

Listened to whilst reading the novella by Leskov…

With its passionate heroine, sexy plot and lovely music, Shostakovich’s opera Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk was a huge hit. Then the Party saw it – and silenced it. By Tim Ashley. Read on www.theguardian.com/music/2004/mar/26/classicalmusicandopera.russia