Music by Giuseppe Verdi – Libretto by Franceso Maria Piave – Conducted by Daniel Barenboim – 3 hr
d. Harry Kupfer
Starring Plácido Domingo, Anna Netrebko, Kwangchul Youn, Fabio Sartori
General Public: $20, BMFI Members: $18, Students with ID: $10
Driven by a strange prophecy and his wife’s urging, Commander Macbeth assassinates the king and ascends to the throne of Scotland. Wracked by guilt, the Macbeths are soon overtaken by madness and delusion. One of Giuseppe Verdi’s darkest works, Macbeth shattered the operatic conventions of the time, contrasting monumental choral scenes with highly expressive arias and duets. Opera legend Plácido Domingo sings the title role, with Anna Netrebko at his side as Lady Macbeth in this staging of Verdi’s Shakespearean classic.