Katerina Izmailova (DVD, 2007)

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Katerina Izmailova

Features

Shostakovich chronology; Excerpt from Shostakovich's Cheryomushki; Excerpt from Shostakovich against Stalin

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Shostakovich Vishnevskaya: Katerina Izmailova
2. Katerina Is Bored [5:14]
3. Boris Reproaches Katerina [3:41]
4. Zinovy has to Leave [3:15]
5. The Workmen Tease Aksinya [2:03]
6. Katerina Intervenes [2:05]
7. Sergei Matches His Strength Against Katerina [2:39]
8. Katerina Prepares for Bed [6:32]
9. Sergei Comes To Her Bedroom [3:17]
10. Katerina Asks Sergei To Leave [3:42]
11. Boris Can't Sleep At Night [4:42]
12. Boris Catches Sergei and Flogs Him [4:31]
13. Sergei Is Dragged Away [3:32]
14. Boris Eats the Mushrooms [5:11]
15. The Garden: Katerina and Sergei [5:25]
16. Katerina's Conscience Troubles Her [4:46]
17. Zinovy Returns [4:21]
18. Katerina and Sergei Hide the Body [3:09]
19. The Shabby Peasant Discovers Zinovy's Body [2:56]
20. The Shabby Peasant Goes To the Police [1:17]
21. The Wedding Party [3:40]
22. The Police Arrive [2:58]
23. The Flogging [:43]
24. The Road to Siberia [5:30]
25. Sergei Rejects Katerina [3:10]
26. Sergei and Sonetka [2:23]
27. Sergei Takes Katerina's Stockings [2:50]
28. The Women Convicts Mock Katerina [1:29]
29. Katerina Despairs [4:59]
30. Sergei and Sonetka [1:43]
31. The Ferry [4:31]
32. The Old Convict's Song [2:30]

Editorial Reviews

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 All Movie Guide

Specifications

UPC: 044007431375
BINC: 8769307
Format: 112 minutes, PCM Stereo, Enhanced WS
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Other Languages: Russian
Subtitle Languages: French, German, Spanish

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