Live broadcast 13 June 2011 6 pm - More2Screen Live Italian Opera Series - Macbeth
- Revival of Phyllida Lloyd's striking staging.
- Starring Simon Keenlyside and Martina Serafin
- Conducted by Antonio Pappano.
Verdi's lifelong love affair with Shakespeare first took wing with Macbeth in 1847. The composer thought the play 'one of the greatest creations of man' [...] Musically, Verdi's masterstrokes were the macabre choruses for the witches, the evocative orchestral colours and the increased role for the 'ugly and evil' Lady Macbeth. Although Verdi later revised the opera in 1865 for Paris, his earlier, more unified version of the opera is used here for this revival of Phyllida Lloyd's striking staging. Click here for more info on Live Opera Series