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Verdi's 'Macbeth'
from Covent Garden -
recommended by
GERALD FENECH

'... almost unbearable intensity and shimmering sonority.'

Verdi: Macbeth - Royal Opera House. © 2012 Opus Arte

Verdi's Macbeth always presents a formidable challenge to stage. If the setting is too dark and claustrophobic, the dramatic impact dissipates altogether. If the two protagonists are not both singers and actors of the highest level, the opera will fall totally flat on its back. Thankfully, this stirring version of a 2011 production by the Royal Opera House has none of these misdemeanors...

Copyright © 12 March 2012 Gerald Fenech,
Gzira, Malta

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VERDI: MACBETH - ROYAL OPERA HOUSE

GIUSEPPE VERDI

MACBETH

SHAKESPEARE

COVENT GARDEN

OPUS ARTE

ANTONIO PAPPANO

SIMON KEENLYSIDE

PHYLLIDA LLOYD

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