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Macbeth by Verdi at the Royal Opera House

Macbeth, by Giuseppe Verdi

Simon Keenlyside (Macbeth), Raymond Aceto (Banquo), Liudmyla Monastryrska (Lady Macbeth), Nigel Cliffe (Servant), Steven Ebel (Malcolm), Elisabeth Meister (Lady), Dmitri Pittas (Macduff)
Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Antonio Pappano (Conductor)

Phyllida Lloyd (Stage Director)

Black, red, cream and gold are the colours that define Phyllida Lloyd's Royal Opera House staging of Verdi's robust, yet penetrating setting of Shakespeare's Scottish play. Manipulated by a whole coven of cunning, scarlet-turbanned witches, the characters often evoke figures in a splendid Gothic fresco. With Simon Keenlyside making his British debut, as an athletic, brooding Macbeth and Liudmyla Monastyrska as his Lady, both imperious and subtle, this performance, masterfully conducted by Antonio Pappano, goes far beyond mere sound and fury.

TV Director, Sue Judd
Recorded live at The Royal Opera House, 13 June, 2011

Genre : Opéra
Length : 02:37:27
Director : Sue Judd