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Macbeth

Alternative title
Verdi’s Macbeth
Synopsis
A recording of Verdi’s Macbeth taped at a performance of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera in 1972. The London Philharmonic Orchestra is conducted by John Pritchard. Glyndebourne production by Michael Hadjimischev; directed for video by Dave Heather and produced by Humphrey Burton. Kostas Paskalis sings the title role.
Language
Italian (Standard)
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television; Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1986
Recording date
27 Dec 1972
Transmission details
(Channel: ITV)
Duration
126 mins
Availability
Sale

Credits

Director
Dave Heather
Producer
Humphrey Burton
Writer
Francesco Maria Piave
Music
Giuseppe Verdi
Production Design
Emanuela Luzzati
Choreographer
Pauline Grant
Contributor
John Pritchard; Michael Hadjmischev
Cast
Kostas PaskalisMacbeth
Josephine BarstowLady Macbeth
Keith EwenMacduff
Ian CaleyMalcolm
James MorrisBanquo

Additional Details

Theatre company
Glyndebourne Festival Opera
Production type
Operas and Musicals
Plays
Macbeth
Subjects
Drama; Music
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Issued on DVD 2005 by Arthaus Musik. Aspect ratio:4:3
History
Television producer Humphrey Burton felt the opera should be broadcast on Christmas Day, but fears expressed in the TV Times that Christmas would be spoilt if Verdi hit primetime, were dispelled when the broadcast was transmitted on the 27 December.

Production Company

Name

Southern Television

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Retail outlets

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