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Opera in 4 acts by Giuseppe Verdi

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About the production

  • Run time: 3hrs 00min, 1 intermission
  • Sung in: ITALIAN
  • Subtitles: English, Italian and other languages
  • Opera house: Vienna State Opera

Soprano Anna Pirozzi sings Lady Macbeth, the central character in Verdi’s retelling of Shakespeare’s tragedy. She is joined by baritone Simon Keenlyside, in the title role of the honest general driven to murder and deceit by his ambitious wife. Giampaolo Bisanti conducts a standout cast that also features Riccardo Fassi is Banco and Freddie De Tommaso as Macduff.

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Vienna State Opera


Opernring 2, 1010 Vienna View in Google Maps

How to get there:

Subway: U1, U2, U4 to Karlsplatz

Trams: 1, 2, D, 62, 71 to Opernring

After the performance taxis will drive up to the main entrance

Conductor: Giampaolo Bisanti

Macbeth: Simon Keenlyside

Banco: Riccardo Fassi

Lady Macbeth: Anna Pirozzi

Macduff: Freddie De Tommaso

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.