A selection of audience responses to The Royal Ballet's performance of 'Emeralds', 'Rubies' and 'Diamonds', relayed to cinemas across the world.
The warrior Macbeth fights on the side of the King of Scotland – but when a coven of witches prophesy that he shall become king himself, a ruthless ambition drives Macbeth and his wife to horrific acts.
Verdi’s life-long love affair with Shakespeare’s works began with Macbeth, a play he considered to be ‘one of the greatest creations of man’. With his librettist Francesco Maria Piave Verdi set out to create ‘something out of the ordinary’. Their success is borne out in every bar of a score that sees Verdi at his most theatrical: it bristles with demonic energy.
- Giuseppe Verdi
- Francesco Maria Piave
- Phyllida Lloyd
- Anthony Ward
- Lighting designer
- Paule Constable
- Michael Keegan-Dolan
Cast sheets will be available here soon.
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The Royal Ballet's performance of this delightful three-act work will be broadcast from the Royal Opera House to cinemas around the world.
Newly announced programme includes six Royal Opera and six Royal Ballet productions screened live in cinemas across the world.
To find out more visit the Macbeth production page.