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Macbeth

Synopsis
Live matinee broadcast of Verdi’s opera with Maria Guleghina as Lady Macbeth and Lado Ataneli as Macbeth. The stage direction is by Adrian Noble and the direction for television by Gary Halvorson. The New York Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra are conducted by James Levine. Presented from New York by Peter Gelb.
Series
Great Performances at the Met
Language
Italian (Standard)
Country
Great Britain; United States
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2008
Transmission details
12 Jan 2008 at 18:30 (Channel: Theatre TV (PBS))
Duration
200 mins

Credits

Director
Adrian Noble; Gary Halvorson
Producer
Louisa Briccetti; Victoria Warivonchik
Writer
Francesco Maria Piave
Music
Giuseppe Verdi
Production Design
Mark Thompson
Costume
Mark Thompson
Choreographer
Sue Lefton
Contributor
James Levine; Peter Gelb
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 September 2008 (Region 1 only).
General
HDTV broadcast.
History
Opens with Peter Gelb talking to Adrian Noble. Backstage views during scene changes. At the intermission Mary Jo Heath interviews John Ataneli, Maria Guleghina and Adrian Noble. Also a pre-recorded video blog ‘Rehearsing Macbeth’ with Ataneli, Guleghina and Noble. This footage is included as a DVD Bonus.

The opera was transmitted live on CBS Radio 2, and in the UK on BBC Radio 3 (catalogued separately).

Production Company

Name

Metropolitan Opera Association

Online Retailer

Name

amazon.com

Web
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