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VenueTheatre Royal
Other spaces: Royal Concert Hall
From28th May 2008
To31st May 2008
What is currently on at Theatre Royal (V462)


Shakespeare's story of the clansman Macbeth driven to murder and advancement by his wife.
Music Verdi

Archive :: production:T0514021713, opera or operetta:S2006, venue:V462

Production details

New Production. Sung in Italian with English titles. Run time approx. 2 hours 45 minutes. Macbeth is a successful warrior - the hero of his king, Duncan, whose enemies he has routed in battle. But seduced by a dark prophecy that foretells the greater things for him, and goaded by his wife, Macbeth becomes consumed by ambition. Having murdered the king and seized power he discovers that, to keep it, more and more blood must be spilt. Caught in a spiral of violence, Macbeth and his lady descend into madness and despair.


Company Opera North
Conductor Richard Farnes
Director Tim Albery
Design Johan Engels
Costume Brigitte Reiffenstuel
Lighting Bruno Poet
Performer Robert Hayward (Macbeth)
Performer Yvonne Howard (Lady Macbeth)
Performer Peter Auty (Macduff)
Performer Ernesto Morillo Hoyt (Banquo)
Performer Peter Wedd (Malcolm)

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