Giuseppe Verdi: Macbeth. Nadja Michael, Zeljko Lucic Giuseppe Verdi: Macbeth. Nadja Michael, Zeljko Lucic Giuseppe Verdi: Macbeth. Nadja Michael
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


Musikalische Leitung Paolo Carignani
Regie Martin Kušej
Bühne Martin Zehetgruber
Kostüme Werner Fritz
Licht Reinhard Traub
Chor Sören Eckhoff
Dramaturgie Olaf A. Schmitt.
Sebastian Huber

Macbeth Simon Keenlyside
Banco Ildar Abdrazakov
Lady Macbeth Anna Netrebko
Dama di Lady Macbeth Iulia Maria Dan
Macduff Joseph Calleja
Malcolm Dean Power
Arzt Christoph Stephinger
Diener / Mörder Andrea Borghini
Erscheinung 1 Rafał Pawnuk
Erscheinung 2 Elsa Benoit
Erscheinung 3 Tölzer Knabenchor

Bayerisches Staatsorchester
The Chorus of Bayerische Staatsoper