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Verdi's Macbeth

Presented by Donald Macleod.

In a performance given in the Usher Hall, Edinburgh, as part of the 2009 International Festival, David Robertson conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in a concert version of Verdi's dramatic setting of Shakespeare's play Macbeth.

Verdi's four-act opera was originally composed in 1847, but this performance is of the more commonly-heard 1865 version. It was the first manifestation of the composer's lifelong inspiration from the Bard. Georgian baritone Lado Ataneli sings the title role, alongside American soprano Susan Neves as his scheming wife.

Macbeth ...... Lado Ataneli (baritone)
Lady Macbeth ...... Susan Neves (soprano)
Banquo ...... John Relyea (bass)
Macduff ...... Vsevolod Grivnov (tenor)
Lady-in-Waiting ...... Katherine Broderick (soprano)
Malcolm ...... Nicholas Phan (tenor)
Doctor/Servant ...... Vuyani Mlinde (bass)
Murderer/Herald/Apparition ...... Wade Kernot (bass)
Two Apparitions ...... Michael Yeoman and Niall Docherty
Edinburgh Festival Chorus
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
David Robertson (conductor).

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3 hours

Last on

Sat 19 Sep 2009 18:00