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22/01/1934 Dmitri Shostakovitch's opera "Lady MacBeth" premieres

Lady Macbeth is an opera in four acts and nine scenes by Dmitri Shostakovich, his Opus 29. The libretto, jointly written by Alexander Preys and the composer, is based on the novel of the same name by Nikolai Leskov. It is about a lonely woman who falls in love with one of her husband's workers and is driven to murder.