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Watch: Insights into Verdi's Macbeth

Join Antonio Pappano and members of the cast as they explore this powerful Shakespearean opera.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

19 March 2018 at 3.27pm | 4 Comments

Audiences were offered a glimpse into The Royal Opera's production of Verdi's Macbeth with a livestreamed Insight at 7.30pm on 22 March 2018, which is now available to watch on demand on this page, via YouTube.

The stream was presented by Shakespearian Scholar Jonathan Bate and features Music Director and conductor Antonio Pappano exploring the score and The Royal Opera Chorus with Chorus Director William Spaulding.

Phyllida Lloyd’s production of Verdi's Shakespearean opera is richly hued, shot through with black, red and gold. Lloyd depicts the Macbeths’ childlessness as the dark sadness lurking behind their terrible deeds. The Royal Opera’s production uses Verdi’s 1865 Paris revision of the opera, which includes Lady Macbeth’s riveting aria ‘La luce langue’.

Watch on demand:

Macbeth runs 25 March-10 April 2018. Tickets are still available.

The opera will be relayed live to cinemas around the world on 4 April. Find your nearest cinema and sign up to our mailing list.

The production is staged with generous philanthropic support from Mrs Aline Foriel-Destezet, Mrs Susan A. Olde OBE, Aud Jebsen, Mr and Mrs Baha Bassatne, Spindrift Al Swaidi, Rena and Sandro Lavery and The Royal Opera House Endowment Fund and an anonymous donor.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

19 March 2018 at 3.27pm

This article has been categorised Opera and tagged by Phyllida Lloyd, cinema, insight, livestream, macbeth, Production

This article has 4 comments

  1. Anne Aldridge - soprano responded on 22 March 2018 at 11:54am Reply

    Unfortunately cannot see this in this location today. All best to cast.

  2. i have been going to the ROH for over 60 years and Macbeth is one of my top three favourite operas. I am attending the performance on April 7th. During my law studies I wtote a thesis comparing medievil and renaissance witchcraft in the UK and Europe. Appeals from witchcraft trials were still coming to our top appeal court in the 1980's from some commonwealth countries!!

  3. Rachel responded on 4 April 2018 at 11:37pm Reply

    Witchunts aren’t dead in the modern world sadly. This production so relevant to modern life with its refugees and immigrants. Beautifully done. Faultless in all departments. The timelessness of Shakespeare and Verdi brought to fruition.

  4. Samuel responded on 28 July 2018 at 2:25pm Reply

    Were this singer never taught to sing over the note and placing the voice forward.
    I do not think he wil be heard beyond the second row in any hall.

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