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Wednesday 25 November - 7pm

The Royal Opera House presents

Macbeth

Encore streaming of the 2018 production

Verdi’s opera inspired by Shakespeare’s tragedy is conducted by Antonio Pappano, with a magnificent cast including Anna Netrebko, Željko Lučić and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo.

Verdi’s life-long love affair with Shakespeare’s works began with Macbeth, a play he considered to be ‘one of the greatest creations of man’. With his librettist Francesco Maria Piave Verdi set out to create ‘something out of the ordinary’. Their success is borne out in every bar of a score that sees Verdi at his most theatrical: it bristles with demonic energy.

Phyllida Lloyd’s production for The Royal Opera filmed in 2018 is richly hued, shot through with black, red and gold. The witches – imagined by designer Anthony Ward as strange, scarlet-turbaned creatures – are ever-present agents of fate. Lloyd depicts the Macbeths’ childlessness as the dark sadness lurking behind their terrible deeds.

The Royal Opera’s production uses Verdi’s 1865 Paris revision of the opera, which includes Lady Macbeth’s riveting aria ‘La luce langue’.

Cast
Anna Netrebko
Lady Macbeth

Željko Lučić
Macbeth

Ildebrando D’Arcangelo
Banquo

Production
Giuseppe Verdi
Music

Antonio Pappano
Conductor

Phyllida Lloyd
Director

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Tickets: Adult £16, Child £10.50
Concession tickets are available to students and those claiming any benefits. Please email merlintheatreoffice@gmail.com to book.

Recorded 2018

Running time: 3hrs 20mins (may include interval – tbc)

Sung in Italian with English subtitles

We will allocate seating to our patrons on the night so please arrive in good time. Although we will make every effort to accommodate all parties, it may not be possible for large groups to be seated together. Please bear with us on this.

If you have access requirements or additional needs please email merlincoordinator@gmail.com, preferably a minimum of 24 hours before the performance. If this is not possible, please arrive at least 30 minutes before the performance and make yourself known to the Front of House Manager.

Masks must be worn whilst inside all public areas and for the duration of the performance. Please feel free to remove your mask outside or in the loo.