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A revival of Dominic Hill’s brooding and atmospheric operatic Macbeth in celebration of the 2014 Year of Homecoming. Inspired by events in the war-torn Balkans, the production by Scottish Opera presents a contemporary world of camouflage-clad leaders where power is all, but it comes at a price.
Macbeth has heard a prophecy, given to him by three hags, that he will become King. His wife, spurred by ambition, persuades him to seize his opportunity and kill Duncan, who currently sits on the throne. Murder follows murder, and soon Macbeth has the blood of two men on his hands. Haunted by apparitions, visions and guilt, he returns to the witches for guidance, but their words give him little comfort in his future.
Unsettling and full of tension, Hill’s production underlines the drama of Shakespeare’s play and the brilliance of Verdi’s score, here performed by chamber orchestra. Desperate and furious, at times ethereal and visionary, Verdi’s music becomes even more immediate in this intimate setting, the tragedy even more intense.
Sung in English.
With players from The Orchestra of Scottish Opera.
REVIVAL OF SCOTTISH OPERA’S 2005 PRODUCTION
SUNG IN ENGLISH
- 22 Mar 2014 to 29 Mar 2014
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- 22 Mar 2014 @ 7.30pm
- 27 Mar 2014 @ 7.30pm
- 29 Mar 2014 @ 7.30pm
2 hrs 40 mins
Price band I: £22.50
Price band II:£18.50
Price band III: £14.50
£2 online transaction fee applies
David Stephenson - Macbeth
Elisabeth Meister - Lady Macbeth
Thomas Faulkner - Banquo/Doctor
Anthony Flaum - Macduff
Katie Birds, Sioned Gwen Davies - Witches
Dominic Hill - Director
Tom Piper - Designer
Warren Letton - Lighting
Kally Lloyd-Jones - Movement Director