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Macbeth

Synopsis
Live broadcast of Verdi’s opera with Maria Guleghina as Lady Macbeth and Zeljko Lucic as Macbeth. The stage direction is by Adrian Noble. The New York Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra are conducted by James Levine.
Series
Metropolitan Opera Hd Live
Language
Italian (Standard)
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2008
Duration
157 mins

Credits

Director
Adrian Noble
Writer
Francesco Maria Piave
Music
Giuseppe Verdi
Contributor
James Levine
Cast
Zeljko Lu iMacbeth
Maria GuleghinaLady Macbeth
Dimitri PirrasMacduff
Russell ThomasMalcolm
John RelyeaBanquo
Adam Hauser PineroFleance
Anne-Carolyn BirdCrowned Child (Apparition)
Ashley EmersonBloody Child (Apparition)
David CrawfordWarrior
Elizabeth Blancke-BriggsGentlewoman
James CourtneyDoctor of Physic
Joseph TuriMessenger
Keith MillerMurderer
Raymond RenaultKing Duncan
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. DVD extras:Peter Gelb talking to Adrian Noble, Mary Jo Heath interviews John Ataneli, Maria Guleghina and Adrian Noble, a pre-recorded video blog ‘Rehearsing Macbeth’ with Ataneli, Guleghina and Noble.
History
The opera was televised live in HD on America’s PBS’s Theater TV channel and broadcast on BBC Radio 3 (Both transmissions catalogued separately).

Distributor

Name

EMI Classics

Online Retailer

Name

amazon.co.uk

Web
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