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Jul. 24 2017

8/05/17 – Macbeth @1pm – LA Opera Returns!

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MACBETH

By Giuseppe Verdi

IN ITALIAN

Approximate running time: three hours, including one intermission.

front page photo credit: Ekaterina Semenchuk (Lady Macbeth) and Placido Domingo (Macbeth) in LA Opera’s 2016 production of Verdi’s “Macbeth.” (Photo: Karen Almond / LA Opera)

OVERVIEW

Plácido Domingo and James Conlon unite again in a powerful adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic thriller.

Returning home from battle, a victorious general encounters a coven of witches who predict his future—he will become king of Scotland. Blinded by ambition, and spurred on by his power-hungry wife, Macbeth commits multiple murders to attain and keep the throne. Verdi’s score elevates the tragedy and horror through electrifying vocal lines and propulsive energy. Plácido Domingo takes on the title role with Ekaterina Semenchuk as the diabolical Lady Macbeth. Tony Award-winner Darko Tresnjak (director of our 2015 hit The Ghosts of Versailles) creates a striking new production.

CAST

CREATIVE TEAM

* LA Opera debut artist
+ Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program member
++ Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program alumnus

http://www.laopera.org/season/16-17-season/macbeth/

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