Why See Metropolitan Opera: Macbeth?
The fickle nature of loyalty in the face of great reward is explored in this pivotal opera by Giuseppe Verdi. This opera was Verdi's very first Shakespearean adaptation and was based directly on the Shakespeare's Macbeth, a play he referred to as 'one of the greatest creations of man'.
This production by the Metropolitan Opera makes an exciting addition to their 2014/2015 season and sees baritone Zeljko Lucic perform in the title role of Macbeth. He will be joined on-stage by Anna Netrebko, who will play the role of his conspiring wife, Lady Macbeth.
The opera is produced by Adrian Noble, the former Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company and sees Fabio Luisi conducting the orchestra.
Opening night: 24 September 2014
And before you stop reading
Photographs may be from previous productions of this show. Sung in Italian with Met Titles in English, German Italian and Spanish
Cast and Creative
CastAnna Netrebko as Lady Macbeth
Zeljko Lucic as Macbeth
Joseph Calleja as Macduff
René Pape as Banquo
Fabio Luisi to conduct
CreativeProduced by Adrian Noble
Set and Costume Design by Mark Thompson
Lighting Design by Jean Kalman
Choreography by Sue Lefton
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