Verdi: Macbeth (DVD) – Roberto Frontali, Anna Pirozzi

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Verdi: Macbeth (DVD) – Roberto Frontali, Anna Pirozzi

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Artists: Roberto Frontali, Anna Pirozzi, Marko Mimica, Vincenzo Costanzo, Federica Alfano, Manuel Peirattelli, Orchestra, Coro e Corpo di Ballo del Teatro Massimo
Conductor: Gabriele Ferro
Director: Emma Dante
Format: NTSC
Language: Italian
Subtitles: Italian, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean
Number of Discs: 1
Studio: Naxos
DVD Release Date: October 12, 2018
Run Time: 155 minutes

Commissioned in 1846, Macbeth offered Verdi the opportunity to make a qualitative leap in his career and its premiere was triumphantly received by audiences. Yet the libretto had proved problematic and many Italian critics did not share the composer’s reverence for Shakespeare. Verdi surmounted all concerns with an opera that valued brevity but also preserved the play’s most important elements. The formidable final concertato stands as one of his greatest achievements thus far, his pacing and detailing of the opera as a whole far surpassing his previous works. This production preserves the preferred 1865 revision of the work, sung in Italian and retaining the original 1847 finale.

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