From left: WGBH on-air host Jared Bowen with Boston Symphony Orchestra Music Director Andris Nelsons and Vice President of Artistic Planning Anthony Fogg. Photo by Matthew Erikson/Boston Symphony Orchestra.

In Monday’s (1/22) WGBH (Boston), Molly McCaul reports, “Composer Dmitri Shostakovich’s opera ‘Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk’ made its premiere in 1934 and became an overnight sensation before all but vanishing after Stalin banned it from what was then the Soviet Union in 1936—a move which sent Shostakovich into a state of fear that he would be arrested. The Boston Symphony Orchestra brings that very opera to Symphony Hall this week before moving on to Carnegie Hall. In between rehearsals, The Culture Show host and GBH News Executive Arts Editor Jared Bowen caught up with the BSO’s conductor Andris Nelsons and head of artistic planning Tony Fogg for a behind-the-scenes look at this ambitious undertaking.” The text is accompanied by Jared Bown’s audio interview with Nelsons and Fogg.