Verdi’s lifelong love affair with Shakespeare began with his play ‘Macbeth’, which he regarded as ‘one of the greatest creations of man’. The tragedy unfolds inexorably, triggered by the witches’ spine-tingling prophecy of Macbeth’s meteoric rise to power. Having achieved the throne through shameless betrayal and bloody murder, we follow his guilt-ridden progress, driven by paranoia, madness and, ultimately, despair.
Every bar of Verdi’s score bristles with dark, visceral demonic energy, creating an electricity that is guaranteed to keep you riveted to your seat.
Don’t miss the opportunity to see, and hear, one of the greatest tragic operas in one of the most striking theatrical settings of the western world!
(Sung in English)