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Work: Macbeth

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ComposerVerdi, Giuseppe (1813-1901)
PeriodRomantic
LibrettistFrancesco Maria Piave
Year1847
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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PragueMacbeth

Verdi: Macbeth
Jiří Štrunc; Martin Čičvák; Prague State Opera; Hans Hoffer; Marija Havran; Jitka Slavíková; Prague State Opera Orchestra

HamburgDiana Damrau: Royal Affairs

Verdi, Donizetti, Tchaikovsky, Bellini
NDR Radiophilharmonie; Ivan Repušić; Diana Damrau; Nicolas Testé

ViennaMacbethNew production

Verdi: Macbeth
Philippe Jordan; Barrie Kosky; Vienna State Opera; Klaus Grünberg; Klaus Bruns; Luca Salsi; Anna Netrebko

MunichMacbeth

© Wilfried Hösl
Verdi: Macbeth
Pinchas Steinberg; Martin Kušej; Bavarian State Opera; Martin Zehetgruber; Werner Fritz; Sir Simon Keenlyside; Ekaterina Semenchuk
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Defiant Domingo's Macbeth wins them over at the Staatsoper

Plácido Domingo (Macbeth) © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper GmbH
At 78, Domingo rages against the ravages of time, and – certainly in this production – shows the next generation a thing or two about stagecraft.
***11
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A potent concoction: Macbeth is ETO's hit of the season

Madeleine Pierard (Lady Macbeth) © Richard Hubert Smith
A fine cast, orchestra and production make English Touring Opera's new production of Verdi's Macbeth a must see. 
****1
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A psychological Macbeth at La Fenice

Vittoria Yeo (Lady Macbeth) and Luca Salsi (Macbeth) © Michele Crosera
This is one of Michieletto's simplest stagings yet, the imagery used to a minimum to allow for focus on the psychological core.
*****
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Riccardo Muti conducts a majestic Macbeth in Ravenna

Riccardo Muti conducting the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino © Silvia Lelli
Muti unlocks the immense dramatic potential of Verdi's revolutionary score, providing a wealth of colour and detail capable of conjuring mysterious Shakespearean worlds with no need for staging.
*****
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Sparks fail to fly at the Staatsoper Berlin's new Macbeth

Plácido Domingo (Macbeth) and Anna Netrebko (Lady Macbeth) © Bernd Uhlig
Anna Netrebko shines opposite Plácido Domingo in Harry Kupfer's uncertain new production.
***11
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