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Composer: Giuseppe Verdi

Librettists: Francesco Maria Piave and Andrea Maffei

Production: Adrian Noble

Conductor: James Levine

Performers: Željko Lucic (Macbeth), Maria Guleghina (Lady Macbeth), Dimitri Pittas (Macduff), John Relyea (Banquo)

Director Adrian Noble calls Macbeth “the greatest story Verdi ever told.” It’s the first of three works by Shakespeare that the composer set to music, the others being the beloved Falstaff and the towering Otello. Noble’s powerful new production of this gripping work is conducted by James Levine, and the ferocious couple in murderous pursuit of power is portrayed by baritone Željko Lucic in the title role and soprano Maria Guleghina as his ruthless wife.

Opera synopsis courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera

Funding for GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET: “Macbeth” has been provided by Toll Brothers, the Irene Diamond Fund, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS.

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