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Jan. 29 2015

02/07/15 – Macbeth – 1:00pm

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Metropolitan Opera

Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave

Approximate running time 2 hrs. 55 min.

MacbethAnna Netrebko moves boldly into Verdi with her searing portrayal of Lady Macbeth, the mad and murderous mate of Željko Lucic’s doomed Macbeth. Adrian Noble’s chilling production also stars Joseph Calleja as the noble Macduff and René Pape as Banquo. Fabio Luisi conducts.

“One of the greatest triumphs in recent Met history. …Anna Netrebko… a spectacular artist of vast interpretive skills… A riveting performance dispatched with artistry and fearless intensity.” —Bloomberg

“This was Ms. Netrebko’s night… Incisive, exacting Verdi singing, with gleaming top notes. She is a soprano with star power in the best sense, a charismatic expressivity that pervades every element of her performance.” —New York Times

Sung in Italian.

Cast/Crew

Macbeth……………..Zeljko Lucic
Lady Macbeth…………Anna Netrebko
Banquo………………René Pape
Macduff……………..Joseph Calleja
Malcolm……………..Noah Baetge
Lady-in-Attendance……Claudia Waite
Physician……………James Courtney
Manservant…………..Christopher Job
Duncan………………Raymond Renault
Fleance……………..Moritz Linn
Murderer…………….Richard Bernstein
Herald………………Seth Malkin
Warrior……………..David Crawford
Bloody Child…………Ashley Emerson
Crowned Child………..Jihee Kim

Conductor……………Fabio Luisi

Production…………..Adrian Noble
Designer…………….Mark Thompson
Lighting designer…….Jean Kalman
Choreographer………..Sue Lefton

Photo credits: Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera

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