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Macbeth - Live in HD (DVD) - Met Opera

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Macbeth – Live in HD (DVD) – Met Opera

Star soprano Anna Netrebko created a sensation in her first Met performances as the malevolent Lady Macbeth, the central character in Verdi’s retelling of Shakespeare’s tragedy. She is joined by Željko Lucic, who brings dramatic intensity and vocal authority to the title role of the honest general driven to murder and deceit by his ambitious wife. René Pape is Banquo, Joseph Calleja is Macduff, and Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi presides over Adrian Noble’s atmospheric production.

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Release Date: 10/30/15
Conductor: Fabio Luisi
Anna Netrebko
Joseph Calleja
Željko Lucic
René Pape
Orchestra:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Chorus
Label: Decca

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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