Verdi’s Macbeth



Scottish Opera present a Verdi”s Macbeth revival of the 2005 production, sung in English with piano-accompaniment

Scottish Opera’s brooding, atmospheric Macbeth returns in celebration of the 2014 Year of Homecoming. Inspired by events in the war-torn Balkans, Dominic Hill’s production is at once contemporary and ageless; a world of camouflage-clad leaders and grungy, chain-smoking witches, where power is all but it comes at a price.

Unsettling and full of tension, the drama of Shakespeare’s play is underlined by the brilliance of Verdi’s score. Desperate and furious, at times ethereal and visionary, his music gets to the heart of this powerful story, intensifying the tragedy as Macbeth’s destiny unfolds. Touring 15 venues across Scotland in Autumn 2014, this piano-accompanied production features former Scottish Opera Emerging Artists Shuna Scott Sendall and Marie Claire Breen. David Stephenson reprises his Spring 2014 performance in the title role.

‘A living, breathing Goya painting, drenched in blood, mud and lust…prepare to be haunted’ ★★★★★, 2014

Running time: 2 hour and 40 minutes approximately

Tickets: Adult £14, Under 26 £5

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