This was by far the best performance of "Lady Macbeth of Mintsk" I have ever heard. I hope this performance will make it on CD some time, because there is no recording available equal in quality at the moment. I hope somebody in this forum will be able to update us on when we might expect the recording to be available on CD or DVD/SACD.
I recently heard this opera at the brand new Rotterdam theatre, New Luxor, with the Mariinsky Theatre, directed by Valery Gergiev. It was a staged performance int the Moscow setting, where it was performed earlier. So good to see it after all these concertant versions, one of which I already heard in Concertgebouw Amsterdam. Opera was integrated in the Gergiev festival, which was devted this year exlusively to Sjostakovitsj. Though acoustically it can't be compared with the Barbican recording, I must admit that it was a wonderful performance, evn though the singers were different. Answering your question on the date of the CD I would advice you that in anticpation of this you could rhink about makeng you own recording from this (beautiful) site ! Why don't you put any recording device to your line out? Works fine with me!!