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Macbeth (CD) - Met Opera

Item# 886978557629


Macbeth (CD) - Met Opera
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Erich Leinsdorf
Artists:
Carlo Bergonzi
Jerome Hines
Leonard Warren
Leonie Rysanek
Orchestra: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus
 

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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