VERDI, G.: Macbeth (Paris National Opera, 2009)

VERDI, G.: Macbeth (Paris National Opera, 2009)


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Libretto/Text Author: Maffei, Andrea
Libretto/Text Author: Piave, Francesco Maria
Libretto Source: Shakespeare, William

Dama di Lady Macbeth: Singleton, Letitia
Domestico: Kissin, Yuri
Lady Macbeth: Urmana, Violeta

Set/Stage Designer: Tcherniakov, Dmitri
Costume Designer: Tcherniakov, Dmitri
Costume Designer: Zaytseva, Elena
Lighting Designer: Filshtinsky, Gleb
Stage Director: Tcherniakov, Dmitri
Television Director: Sommer, Andy

Venue: Opera Bastille, Paris
Playing Time: 03:16:39
Catalogue Number: BAC054
UPC: 3760115300545


Coproduced with Siberia's Novosibirsk Opera, this new Macbeth uses cutting-edge multimedia technology to give the viewer a fresh perspective on the work. Google Earth satellite images plunge us into the heart of the action: a gloomy square surrounded by soulless buildings, and the interior of an aristocratic residence. Witches are no more a part of Tcherniakov's Macbeth that the duel was of Onegin, but once again the atmosphere is one of brooding claustrophobia.

Tcherniakov has chosen a great cast, beginning with the marvellous Lithuanian soprano Violeta Urmana as Lady Macbeth. Greek baritone Dimitris Tiliakos is a powerful presence as Macbeth, while the Italians Ferruccio Furlanetto (bass) and Stefano Secco (tenor) are sumptuous as, respectively, Banquo and Macduff.

In this, his second production at the Paris Opera, Teodor Currentzis, music director of the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre conducts with verve and a splendid theatrical sense.

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