SCREEN DATE: 9 JUNE 2018
Tickets to come soon
Please note that this is a recorded screening of the theatre production, and not a live performance
ROYAL OPERA HOUSE 2017/18
LIVE CINEMA SEASON
THE ROYAL OPERA
Verdi's opera on Shakespeare's tragedy is conducted by Antonio Pappano, with a magnificent cast including Anna Netrebko (as Lady Macbeth), Željko Lučić (as Macbeth) and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo (as Banquo).
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
Phyllida Lloyd’s 2002 production for The Royal Opera 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. The Royal Opera’s production uses Verdi’s 1865 Paris revision of the opera, which includes Lady Macbeth’s riveting
aria ‘La luce langue’.
Run time: 3 hrs 20 mins, including one interval