Macbeth

Macbeth

by Giuseppe Verdi

How far will you go to achieve your goals? The myth of the cruel noble couple comes alive in Verdi's tragic opera in a tale of human hunger for power

In his production of Verdi’s opera, British opera director Benedict Andrews allows the relationship between the power-hungry couple to set the stage for a story about taking fate into one’s own hands.

Verdi was fascinated by Shakespeare's drama about the force of destiny, and just like Shakespeare, he follows his characters down into the abyss. In the operatic version, the drama is intensified by the fateful music that drives the action inexorably toward the ultimate catastrophe.

If you love Shakespeare, you owe it to yourself to experience Verdi’s Macbeth. The production is both modern and mythical with an aura of the supernatural. The set design is simple but seductive with clean lines and a plethora of lighting effects.

Throughout his life, Verdi was fascinated by the works of Shakespeare. His Macbeth was the first of three Shakespeare-inspired operas, followed by Otello and Falstaff.

Performed in Italian with Danish supertitles.


Expected duration: 2 hours and 40 minutes

incl. 1 interval



13.05.2017 - 10.06.2017

Instruktør: Benedict Andrews

Instruktør ved genopsætning : Anne Fugl

Dirigent: Joana Mallwitz

Scenograf: Ashley Martin-Davis

Kostumedesign: Victoria Behr

Koreograf: Ran Braun

Lysdesign: Jon Clark

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