Glyndebourne Festival Macbeth

Synopsis
Verdi’s Macbeth relayed live in its entirety from the Glyndebourne Opera House. Produced by Carl Ebert, Fritz Busch conducts the Festival Chorus and Orchestra.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
7 Jul 1939 at 18:45 (Channel: BBC National Programme)
Duration
170 mins
Availability
No copy extant

Credits

Producer
Carl Ebert
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Giuseppe Verdi
Cast
Francesco ValentinoMacbeth
Margherita GrandiLady Macbeth
David LloydMacduff
Eric StarlingMalcolm
David FranklinBanquo
Constance WillisGentlewoman
Cuthbert MatthewsServant
Robert RowellDoctor of Physic

Additional Details

Theatre
Glyndebourne Opera House
Production type
Operas and Musicals
Plays
Macbeth
Subjects
Drama; Music
Keywords
Shakespeare, William

Notes

General
First produced in Florence in 1817, Verdi’s Macbeth had its British premiere at Glyndebourne in May 1938.
History
The live broadcast of Act 2 was transmitted from BBC Regional at 8 p.m. The third and fourth Act were broadcast in the National programme at 10 and 10.30 p.m. respectively.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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