MACBETH (GRAN TEATRE DEL LICEU)
MACBETH (GRAN TEATRE DEL LICEU)
PRESENTED BY RISING ALTERNATIVE

Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto Francesco Maria Piave

Opera in 4 acts
Sung in Italian

LIVE October 20th, 2016
From the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 19h45 (Barcelona time)

Approximate Running Time: 3h40min
Introduction: 15 min
By Act: Act I (47') | Intermission (30’) | Act II (30') | Intermission (30’)  | Act III & IV (68')

SUNDAY, MAY 7 11:15AM

General of the victorious Scottish armies, Macbeth hears a prophecy from three witches that predict he will be the next King of Scotland. Believing this premonition, his wife encourages him to kill the King. His divine right drives Macbeth to be bloodthirsty with friends and opponents alike but alone and racked with guilt, he faces his last battle and death.

Giuseppe Verdi felt inspired by Shakespeare’s work and his devotion led to the first opera based on one of the writer’s texts. Verdi’s enthusiasm gave him the will of achieving “something extraordinary” with the iconic writers work. In this version, Christof Loy directs the action in a classic timeless space with surrealistic touches dominated by blacks and whites, adding to the great dramatic intensity.

OPENING: May 07, 2017



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