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Opening of OPERA SA's Fourth Season

September 8 & 10, 2017

Verdi's Macbeth

Giuseppe Verdi's Macbeth

The story of Macbeth, described by Verdi, the composer, as “one of mankind’s greatest creations,” is a classic thriller of power, greed, and the destructive costs of tyrannical ambition. Set to Verdi’s gripping and ferocious music, Macbeth is a spellbinding opera with musical fireworks and stunning drama.

The victorious war general Macbeth listens to the prophesies of three witches, who say he will one day be king of Scotland. Macbeth and his wife are overcome by an uncontrollable desire for power, but the road to the throne is bathed in blood and leads only to insanity and death. Macbeth is Giuseppe Verdi’s tenth opera and his first to be inspired by William Shakespeare.

Macbeth is a study in how the lust for power corrodes human compassion and morals… and it does so with tension, drama, and absolute beauty.

Read the study guide online here.

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Credit: Karli Cadel for Glimmerglass Fesitval
Macbeth production at Glimmerglass

Read the program online here


Conducted by Sebastian Lang-Lessing

Directed by Crystal Manich


Greer Grimsley as Macbeth

Nadja Michael as Lady Macbeth

Nathan Stark as Banco

Eric Barry as Macduff

Tynan Davis as Dama di Lady Macbeth

Matthew Arnold as Medico

Timothy Birt as Malcolm

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