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Metropolitan Opera: From the House of the Dead


The 2020-21 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Janáček’s profoundly moving opera From the House of the Dead, based on the novel by Dostoevsky set in a Siberian prison camp.

This encore broadcast from 2009 starred an extraordinary ensemble cast as the community of damaged but irrepressible inmates.

Baritone Peter Mattei gave an acclaimed performance as the tormented Shishkov, with other riveting portrayals by tenors Kurt Streit, Stefan Margita, Eric Stoklossa, and bass-baritone Willard White, who sang the noble political prisoner Gorianchikov.

Esa-Pekka Salonen conducted the Met Orchestra and Chorus in Janáček’s remarkable score – a distillation of unflinching drama and vivid humanity.

From the House of the Dead will be heard over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 1:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 17.

Click here to view a synopsis of From the House of the Dead.

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