|Performers:||The Opera Company of the NM Theatre|
|Date:||6. 10. 2020|
|Place:||The State Opera|
C A N C E L E D
Shostakovich composed this progressive and dissonant work of brutal emotionality for instrumental solos, choirs and intermezzos. At first the opera was hugely successful, with 180 repeat performances; however, in the period of the Great Terror the composer was condemned in the anonymous article Muddle Instead of Music (1936) and the opera was not performed again until the 1960s.