Macbeth • Verdi

Macbeth • Verdi

Royal Opera House (map)

Verdi’s life-long love affair with Shakespeare’s works began with Macbeth, a play he considered to be ‘one of the greatest creations of man’. With his librettist Francesco Maria Piave Verdi set out to create ‘something out of the ordinary’. Their success is borne out in every bar of a score that sees Verdi at his most theatrical: it bristles with demonic energy.
Antonio Pappano conducts Verdi’s opera based on Shakespeare’s tragedy, with a magnificent cast including Anna Netrebko and Anna Pirozzi, Željko Lučić and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo.

performed by the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and the Royal Opera Chorus

Music - Guiseppe Verdi
Musical Direction - Antonio Pappano
Concert Master - Sergey Levitin

Tragedy - William Shakespeare
Libretto - Francesco Maria Piave
Director - Phyllida Lloyd
Designer - Anthony Ward
Lighting - Paule Constable
Choreography - Michael Keegan-Dolan

Macbeth - Željko Lučić
Lady Macbeth - Anna Netrebko
Banquo - Ildebrando D'Arcangelo
Macduff - Yusif Eyvazov
Lady-in-waiting - Francesca Chiejina
Malcolm - Konu Kim
Doctor - Simon Shibambu

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2018 International Opera Awards

2018 International Opera Awards

London Coliseum (map)

Reserve your VIP Ticket for the 2018 International Opera Awards in London

Date: Monday, April 9th, 2018
Time: 7pm
Location: London Coliseum, St. Martin’s Lane
Dress code: Glamorous

Opera’s answer to the Oscars, this annual red-carpet ceremony honours outstanding achievement on stage, backstage and in the pit, with awards including Singer of the Year, Opera Company of the Year and the annual Lifetime Achievement Award.

The evening will also feature live performances by some of opera’s greatest names accompanied by a live orchestra. Artists already scheduled* to perform include Anush Hovhannisyann, Camilla Tilling and Brindley Sherratt.

2018 sees over 100 candidates in the running for twenty different awards. Shortlists have been whittled down by an expert jury, chaired by Opera Magazine editor John Allison, from over 14,000 nominations, submitted by opera audiences and professionals worldwide.

Last year, FEDORA received the Philanthropy Award at the International Opera Awards.

*Artists and repertoire are subject to alteration.

If you wish to attend, please contact or +33 (0)1 58 18 65 04 by March 23rd, 2018 for a special ticket package.