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Verdi's version of Shakespeare's spooky tragedy. Read More >

Verdi’s version of Shakespeare’s spooky tragedy was originally written to create ‘something out of the ordinary’ on the operatic stage.

Macbeth, spurred on by his ambitious and manipulative wife, starts a killing spree he cannot control in his quest to gain power. Verdi’s score grants the wierd sisters a macabre chorus and increases the role played by Lady Macbeth.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 18/02/2006

Closing Night: 09/03/2006

Running time: 2h55

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Cast & Creative


Thomas Hampson, John Relyea, Violeta Urmana, Elizabeth Woollett, Joseph Calleja/Gwyn Hughes-Jones, Andrew Sritheran, Robert Gleadow


Director - Phyllida Lloyd

Producer - Royal Opera

Designer - Anthony Ward

Choreographer - Michael Keegan Dolan

Conductor - Yakov Kreizberg

Lighting Designer - Paule Constable

About Royal Opera House

Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom WC2E 9DD

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