Audience responses to The Royal Opera's live cinema relay of Verdi's Shakespearean opera.
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.
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Verdi's tragedy will be broadcast live across the world as part of the Royal Opera House Cinema Season.
Join Antonio Pappano and members of the cast as they explore this powerful Shakespearean opera.
To find out more visit the Macbeth production page.