Macbeth: Anna Netrebko, Simon Keenlyside Macbeth: Anna Netrebko Macbeth: Simon Keenlyside, Anna Netrebko
Giuseppe Verdi
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


Sunday, 5 May 2013
7.00 p.m. - app. 10.10 p.m.
Playing time: 3 hours 10 minutes (1 intermission)
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Musikalische Leitung Massimo Zanetti
Regie Martin Kušej
Bühne Martin Zehetgruber
Kostüme Werner Fritz
Licht Reinhard Traub
Chor Sören Eckhoff
Dramaturgie Olaf A. Schmitt.
Sebastian Huber

Macbeth Zeljko Lucic
Banco Goran Jurić
Lady Macbeth Paoletta Marrocu
Dama di Lady Macbeth / Erscheinung 2 Evgeniya Sotnikova
Macduff Wookyung Kim
Malcolm Emanuele D'Aguanno
Arzt Christoph Stephinger
Diener / Mörder / Erscheinung 1 Andrea Borghini
Erscheinung 3 Tölzer Knabenchor

The Bavarian State Orchestra
The Chorus of the Bavarian State Opera