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Event Cinema (encore): Macbeth

25th November - 26th November

Tickets: £15

 

Running time:  300 minutes (including one interval)

Sung in Italian with English subtitles

 

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’.

 

 

We have grouped seats to allow people who are from the same household to sit and enjoy their visit together. If you are not attending this performance with people from your household or support bubble, please book one of the individual seats.

Please read our Covid-19 guidelines so you know what to expect from your visit.

 

Image: Anna Netrebko as Lady Macbeth and Željko Lučić as Macbeth © 2018 ROH. Photograph by Bill Cooper

25th November 7:00pm
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26th November 7:00pm
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