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Verdi's Macbeth

From the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Andrew McGregor presents a performance of the celebrated revival of Verdi's Macbeth, starring Simon Keenlyside.

Verdi's Macbeth
Presented by Andrew McGregor

When witches prophesy that Macbeth will be made thane of Cawdor and eventually King of Scotland, they unleash in him a turmoil of anticipation and misery. But Lady Macbeth suffers none of her husband's uncertainty. She covets the kingship for him and is prepared to go to any length to obtain it.
Simon Keenlyside plays Macbeth and Liudmyla Monastyrska Lady Macbeth in this acclaimed revival from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Antonio Pappano conducts.

Macbeth ..... Simon Keenlyside (baritone)
Lady Macbeth ..... Liudmyla Monastyrska (soprano)
Banquo ..... Raymond Aceto (bass)
Macduff ..... Dmitri Pittas (tenor)
Malcolm ..... Steven Ebel (tenor)
Lady-In-Waiting ..... Elizabeth Meister (soprano)

Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Conductor ..... Antonio Pappano.

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