Accessibility links


Sign In

Macbeth Digital Programme


Supported by Nesta, Arts & Humanities Research Council and public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Introduction to the opera

Watch: the trailer

Watch: exclusive films

Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano talks about Verdi's masterful use of the chorus in Macbeth


Credits and biographies

Macbeth, Verdi, Shakespeare: 10 things you might not know

Ten facts about Verdi's operatic take on a favourite by the Bard.

Verdi unpacked: A guide to the master of Italian opera

The composer of La traviata, Macbeth and Otello consolidated and innovated the opera of his time.

Daggers of the mind

Zoë Anderson explores the dramatic tensions in Shakespeare's and Verdi's Macbeth.

Shakespeare and opera

Gavin Plumley takes a look at the link between the Bard and the lyric stage, from Verdi to Adès.