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Verdi’s Macbeth

Synopsis
Radio broadcast of a concerto version of Verdi’s Macbeth with Lado Ataneli in the title role, alongside Susan Neves as Lady Macbeth. The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the Edinburgh Festival Chorus are conducted by David Robertson. Presented by Donald Macleod.
Series
Opera on 3
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
19 Sep 2009 at 18:00 (Channel: BBC Radio 3)
Duration
180 mins

Credits

Music
Giuseppe Verdi
Contributor
David Robertson; Donald Macleod
Cast
Lado AtaneliMacbeth
Susan NevesLady Macbeth
Vsevolov GrivnovMacduff
Nicholas PhanMalcolm
John RelyeaBanquo
Katherine BroderickLady-in-Waiting (Gentlewoman)
Michael YeomanApparition
Niall DochertyApparition
Vuyani MlindeServant
Vuyani MlindeDoctor of Physic
Wade KernotMurderer
Wade KernotApparition
Wade KernotHerald (Messenger)

Additional Details

Theatre
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Production type
Operas and Musicals
Plays
Macbeth
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
opera; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Extended interviews with soprano Susan Neves on performing the role of Lady Macbeth and with conductor David Robertson can be listened to at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00mrx71 (accessed 16/9/2009).
General
Verdi’s four-act opera was originally composed in 1847, but this performance is of the more commonly-heard 1865 version.
History
Recording of a performance given in the Usher Hall, Edinburgh, as part of the 2009 Edinburgh International Festival.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
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London
NW1 2DB

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