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Metropolitan Opera - Macbeth

Closed October 12, 2019

Witness one of the greatest tragedies, the story of Macbeth.

Why See Metropolitan Opera - Macbeth?

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The barren moors of Scotland and the perilous games played by bloodthirsty nobles combine to create one of Verdi's most thrilling and evocative works, returning to the Met as part of the 2019/20 season. Last seen in 2014, this searing production from Adrian Noble will raise heart rates even higher as superstar Anna Netrebko takes to the stage as Shakespeare's most infamous heroine.

What is the story?

A trio of witches gift (or curse) the brave Scottish general Macbeth with a prophecy: one day he will rule all of Scotland. Consumed by the idea of being the King of Scotland and spurred on by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the crown for himself.

The guilt that follows begins to eat away at Macbeth and drives him to commit more murders, and soon becomes the ruler he feared to be. The bloodbath followed by a civil war leads Macbeth and Lady Macbeth into madness and ultimately their deaths.

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Additional Information


Opening night: 25 September 2019


Sung in Italian with Met titles in English, German, Spanish and Italian

Run time

Three hours and four minutes with one intermission

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Photo by Cassi Josh on Unsplash

Cast and Creative


Anna Netrebko and Anna Pirozzi as Lady Macbeth
Zeljko Lucic as Macbeth
Matthew Polenzani as MacDuff
Ildar Abrazkoc as Banquo


Conductor - Marco Armiliato
Composer - Verdi
Librettist - Francesco Maria Piave and Andrea Maffei
Based upon the play by William Shakespeare
Production - Adrian Noble
Set & Costume - Mark Thompson
Lighting - Jean Kalman
Choregrapher - Sue Lefton

What you thought

1 reviews, average rating: (2.0 Stars)

2.0 star rating

Mustacheo: “Good start, Spirals down hill post Intermission ”

The production went well at the beginning, had some semblance of the Shakespeare... more

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