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Run time: 3hrs 10min, 1 intermission
Sung in ITALIAN
Subtitles in English, German, Italian, French, Russian, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese
Star soprano Anna Netrebko sings Lady Macbeth, the central character in Verdi’s retelling of Shakespeare’s tragedy. She is joined by Luca Salsi, in the title role of the honest general driven to murder and deceit by his ambitious wife. Philippe Jordan conducts a standout cast that also features Roberto Tagliavini is Banquo and Freddie De Tommaso as Macduff.
Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901) dominated the Italian opera scene after the eras of Bellini, Donizetti and Rossini. His works are frequently performed in opera houses throughout the world and are at the core of today’s repertory.
Macbeth was the first Shakespeare play that Verdi adapted for the operatic stage. The libretto is by Francesco Maria Piave (1810–1876), Verdi’s principal librettist of the period, with additions by Andrea Maffei (1798–1885), a cosmopolitan poet and translator who introduced the work of many great foreign writers to Italians.