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GIUSEPPE PENNISI reports on Shostakovich's
'Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District'
A new star is born in the lyric opera firmament: Evgenia Muraveva, a young, sexy Russian dramatic soprano with excellent acting abilities and with a voice that can fill the Grosses Festspielhaus in Salzburg. She was asked to stand in for the world-known Nina Stemme, who was ill, in the last performance of Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, one of Dmitri Shostakovich's main youthful accomplishments. Muraveva will sing the role in St Petersburg next year. She already had a minor part in the Salzburg production...
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