Macbeth - Maria Callas, Live at La Scala, 1952 (2 CD)
Macbeth (Maria Callas, Live at La Scala, 1952, 2 CD)
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Release Date: 9/1/1997
Conductor: Victor de Sabata
Orchestra: Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano
Ensemble: Coro del Teatro alla Scala di Milano
Label: EMI Classics
Giuseppe Verdi’s Macbeth
Macbeth, which premiered at the Teatro della Pergola in Florence in 1847, was the first of Verdi’s operas based on Shakespeare. (The other two are his final masterpieces Otello and Falstaff.) The composer was only 33 years old when he decided to set the play—which he called “one of the greatest creations of man”—to music. Today, Macbeth is considered the most important of his early operas.
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