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Macbeth (DVD) – The Royal Opera

Item# 809478010630

Macbeth (DVD) – The Royal Opera
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
DVD Release Date: March 27, 2012
Conductor: Antonio Pappano
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
Simon Keenlyside
Liudmyla Monastyrska
Raymond Aceto
Orchestra:  Orchestra of The Royal Opera
Label:  Opus Arte
Format: Classical, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English, French, Dutch, Italian, Spanish
Region: All Regions
Run Time: 170 minutes

This Royal Opera production of Verdi’s opera Macbeth stars Simon Keenlyside, Raymond Aceto, Liudmyla Monastryrska, Nigel Cliffe, Steven Ebel, Elisabeth Meister, and Dimitri Pittas.

“... Antonio Pappano remains the go-man for Italian Opera; he even turns Verdi's rum-tum-tum moments into suspense and urgency and makes us forget that this mostly forward-looking work was composed during his galley years. ... the superb singing actor Simon Keenlyside his final aria renders Macbeth a tragic figure ... LiudmylaMonastyrska - an amazing voice. The rest of the cast, orchestra and the chorus are first-rate.”

 --International Record Review April 2012

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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