ADELPHI UNIVERSITY: Verdi’s Macbeth


Adelphi University issued the following announcement on Sept. 7.

Recorded live at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona. Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

General of the victorious Scottish armies, Macbeth hears a prophecy from three witches who predict he will be the next King of Scotland. Believing this premonition, his wife encourages him to kill the King. His divine right drives Macbeth to be bloodthirsty with friends and opponents alike but alone and racked with guilt, he faces his last battle and death.

Giuseppe Verdi felt inspired by Shakespeare’s work and his devotion led to the first opera based on one of the writer’s texts. Verdi’s enthusiasm gave him the will of achieving “something extraordinary” with the iconic writers work. In this version, Christof Loy directs the action in a classic timeless space with surrealistic touches dominated by blacks and whites, adding to the great dramatic intensity. Starring Ludovic Tézier, Martina Serafin, Vitalij Kowaljow, Saimir Pirgu, Albert Casals, Anna Puche, and Marc Canturri.

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