Booking Confirmation by email
Ticket pick-up at the evening box office
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.
After booking online, you will receive two emails: a Booking Request email will arrive immediately and a second, separate email with your Booking Confirmation will arrive within 48 hours.
We recommend arriving at least 30 min prior to curtain time. Please bring your printed Booking Confirmation to the Evening Box Office in the foyer of the Opera House. The evening box office opens one hour before curtain.
Opernring 2, 1010 Vienna View in Google Maps
Underground: U1, U2, U4 – Stop at KARLSPLATZ
Trams: 1, 2, D, 62, 71 – Stop at OPERNRING
After the performance taxis will drive up to the main entrance.
Conductor Philippe Jordan
Macbeth Luca Salsi
Banquo Roberto Tagliavini
Lady Macbeth Anna Netrebko
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.