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Macbeth

Synopsis
Live matinee broadcast of Verdi’s opera with Maria Guleghina as Lady Macbeth and Zeljiko Lucic as Macbeth. The stage direction is by Adrian Noble. Presented from New York by Margaret Junwait, the programme includes backstage interviews with some of the artists. The New York Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra are conducted by James Levine.
Series
Opera on 3: Live from the Met
Language
Italian (Standard)
Country
Great Britain; United States
Medium
Radio; Video
Transmission details
12 Jan 2008 at 18:30 (Channel: BBC Radio 3)
Duration
195 mins

Credits

Director
Adrian Noble
Writer
Francesco Maria Piave
Music
Giuseppe Verdi
Contributor
James Levine; Margaret Juntwait
Cast
Zeljko Lu iMacbeth
Maria GuleghinaLady Macbeth
Roberto AronicoMacduff
Russell ThomasMalcolm
John RelyeaBanquo
Anne-Carolyn BirdCrowned Child (Apparition)
Ashley EmersonBloody Child (Apparition)
David CrawfordWarrior
Elizabeth Blancke-BriggsGentlewoman
James CourtneyDoctor of Physic
Joseph TuriMessenger
Keith MillerMurderer
Richard HobsonServant

Additional Details

Theatre
Metropolitan Opera House, New York, NY
Theatre company
New York Metropolitan Opera
Production type
Operas and Musicals
Plays
Macbeth
Subjects
Drama; Music
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Released on DVD in the Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD series by Emi Classics in September 2008.
Sung in Italian.
History
The opera was televised live in HD on America’s PBS’s Theater TV channel (catalogued separately).

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Name

Metropolitan Opera Association

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
http://www.bl.uk/nsa External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

Distributor (DVD)

Name

EMI Classics

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