VERDI, G.: Macbeth (Sferisterio Opera Festival, 2007)

VERDI, G.: Macbeth (Sferisterio Opera Festival, 2007)


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Libretto/Text Author: Maffei, Andrea
Libretto/Text Author: Piave, Francesco Maria
Libretto Source: Shakespeare, William

Lady Macbeth: Zhuravel, Olha
Un domestico di Macbeth: Corro, William

Set/Stage Designer: Pizzi, Pier Luigi
Costume Designer: Pizzi, Pier Luigi
Lighting Designer: Rossi, Sergio
Choreographer: Iancu, Gheorghe
Stage Director: Pizzi, Pier Luigi
Sound Engineer: Trasi, Rino
Television Producer: Dellepiane, Alberto
Television Director: Mancini, Davide

Date of Production: 05-08-2007
Festival: Sferisterio Opera Festival
Venue: Sferisterio, Macerata
Playing Time: 02:32:37
Catalogue Number: 2.110258
UPC: 747313525850


Verdi was justifiably pleased with Macbeth, his tenth opera and his first on a Shakespearian subject – it would long remain his own favourite among his "early period" operas. Eighteen years later, at the invitation of the Theatre Lyrique in Paris, he substantially revised the score, and this version (sung in Italian) is presented here in Pier Luigi Pizzi's visually arresting 2007 production. The talented young cast is headed by Giuseppe Altomare as Macbeth, one of Verdi's most profoundly modern anti-heroes, a political animal driven to bloody regicide yet doomed by his very success. Olha Zhuravel plays his obsessively ambitious wife, driven to madness by her own guilt.

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