Francesco Maria Piave after William Shakespeare
In honeyed tones, Lord and Lady Macbeth reveal their passionate and bizarre emotions to us. But behind this beauty there lurks an abyss, which Verdi unveils with one of the cruelest dramas in the history of world literature. In their struggle to seize power and retain it once it has been usurped, Macbeth and his lady commit one murder after another. The unwavering nature of their desire imbues their love with a radicality that would have been unthinkable on the operatic stage before this work. “The subject matter of this opera is neither political nor religious: it is fantastic,” wrote Verdi and brought Shakespeare’s play closer to a more “romantic” reading. In actual fact, the witches, ghosts and apparitions, the eerie elements, which dominate the musical and dramatic flow, in short the whole world of this opera can be regarded as an outward image of its protagonists’ inner state.
In Italian with German surtitles
This performance will be broadcast live on STAATSOPER.TV.
|Saturday, 11 May 2013|
|7.00 p.m. - app. 10.10 p.m. |
|Playing time: 3 hours 10 minutes (1 intermission)|
|Open ticket sales and subscription|
Musikalische Leitung Massimo ZanettiRegie Martin KuejBühne Martin ZehetgruberKostüme Werner FritzLicht Reinhard TraubChor Sören EckhoffDramaturgie Olaf A. Schmitt.Sebastian HuberMacbeth Zeljko LucicBanco Goran Jurić Lady Macbeth Nadja MichaelDama di Lady Macbeth Evgeniya SotnikovaMacduff Wookyung KimMalcolm Emanuele D'AguannoArzt Christoph StephingerDiener / Mörder Andrea BorghiniErscheinung 1 Rafał PawnukErscheinung 2 Iulia Maria DanErscheinung 3
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