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Macbeth
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Opera

Macbeth

Giuseppe Verdi

Presentation

Journey to the end of Verdi’s darkest night of opera

‘This tragedy is one of mankind’s greatest creations!’ Shakespeare’s Macbeth stimulated Verdi’s musical development towards music theatre with solid dramaturgical foundations: as a result of a new synthesis of drama and music and a complex and meticulous portrayal of the main characters, dramatic verity won out over the traditional requirements of bel canto. The young British-French director Olivier Fredj conceives this work as one long nightmare full of raging passions, terror, and lust for power. The boundaries between reality and fantasy are blurred; doubt and fear lead to the monstrous darkness in each individual’s heart... The mysterious strangeness surrounding Macbeth is deepened by Jean Lecointre’s digital collage, which forms the basis for the stage design. Conductor Paolo Carignani, a specialist in the Italian repertoire, will spotlight Verdi’s dark side in a production that signals his debut at La Monnaie. Macbeth as a surrealist nightmare.

Gallery

Gallery

Cast
Cast

Conductor PAOLO CARIGNANI
Director OLIVIER FREDJ
Graphic art director JEAN LECOINTRE

Scenography OLIVIER FREDJ
GASPARD PINTA
MASSIMO TRONCANETTI

Costumes FRÉDÉRIC LLINARES
Lighting CHRISTOPHE FOREY
Choreography DOMINIQUE BOIVIN
Chorus master MARTINO FAGGIANI

Macbeth SCOTT HENDRICKS
Banco CARLO COLOMBARA
Lady Macbeth BÉATRICE URIA-MONZON
Dama di Lady Macbeth LIES VANDEWEGE
Macduff ANDREW RICHARDS
Malcolm JULIAN HUBBARD
Medico, Servo, Araldo JUSTIN HOPKINS
Sicario GERARD LAVALLE
Apparizione JACQUES DOES, MARIA PORTELA LARISCH, BOYAN DELATTRE / JULES BESNARD

La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
La Monnaie Chorus Academy led by Benoît Giaux

PRODUCTION La Monnaie / De Munt
CO-PRODUCTION Poznán Opera House 2016

Agenda

Agenda