Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Giuseppe Verdi: Macbeth Live Webcast Saturday, May 11

Live Webcast:
Saturday May 11 at 7:00 PM Munich Time

In order to make sure I had this out to my readers on time, I cheated and lifted the blurb from the Bayerische Staatsoper website. 
Here is the link for the webcast.

Giuseppe Verdi: Macbeth
Francesco Maria Piave after William Shakespeare
Directed by Martin Kušej

In honeyed tones, Lord and Lady Macbeth reveal their passionate and bizarre emotions to us. But behind this beauty there lurks an abyss, which Verdi unveils with one of the cruelest dramas in the history of world literature. In their struggle to seize power and retain it once it has been usurped, Macbeth and his lady commit one murder after another. The unwavering nature of their desire imbues their love with a radicality that would have been unthinkable on the operatic stage before this work. “The subject matter of this opera is neither political nor religious: it is fantastic,” wrote Verdi and brought Shakespeare’s play closer to a more “romantic” reading. In actual fact, the witches, ghosts and apparitions, the eerie elements, which dominate the musical and dramatic flow, in short the whole world of this opera can be regarded as an outward image of its protagonists’ inner state. 

Conductor Massimo Zanetti
Stage Director Martin Kušej
Set Martin Zehetgruber
Costumes Werner Fritz
Lighting Reinhard Traub
Chor Sören Eckhoff
Dramaturgy Sebastian Huber
Olaf A. Schmitt.

Macbeth Zeljko Lucic
Banco Goran Jurić 
Lady Macbeth Nadja Michael
Dama di Lady Macbeth Evgeniya Sotnikova
Macduff Wookyung Kim
Malcolm Emanuele D'Aguanno
Arzt Christoph Stephinger
Diener/Mörder Andrea Borghini
Erscheinung 1 Rafał Pawnuk
Erscheinung 2 Iulia Maria Dan
Erscheinung 3 Tölzer Knabenchor

The Bavarian State Orchestra
The Chorus of the Bavarian State Opera 

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