Gran Teatre del Liceu: Macbeth (NR) Release Date: May 11th, 2017
Run time: 3 hr. 40 min.
Director: Christof Loy
Genres: Program
Starring: Giampaolo Bisanti, Ludovic Tézier, Vitalij Kowaljow, Martina Serafin
General of the victorious Scottish armies, Macbeth hears a prophecy from three witches that predict he will be the next King of Scotland. Believing this premonition, his wife encourages him to kill the King. His divine right drives Macbeth to be bloodthirsty with friends and opponents alike but alone and racked with guilt, he faces his last battle and death. Giuseppe Verdi felt inspired by Shakespeare’s work and his devotion led to the first opera based on one of the writer’s texts. Verdi’s enthusiasm gave him the will of achieving “something extraordinary” with the iconic writers work. In this version, Christof Loy directs the action in a classic timeless space with surrealistic touches dominated by blacks and whites, adding to the great dramatic intensity. Opera in 4 acts Sung in Italian with English subtitles. Recorded October 20th, 2016 From the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, ) Approximate Running Time: 220 min., one intermission Introduction: 15 min CREATIVE TEAM Conductor Giampaolo Bisanti Stage Director Christof Loy Coreografia Thomas Wilhelm Sets Jonas Dahlberg Costumes Ursula Renzenbrink Lighting Bernd Purkrabek Corus Master Conxita García ARTISTIC TEAM Macbeth Ludovic Tézier Banquo Vitalij Kowaljow Lady Macbeth Martina Serafin Macduff Saimir Pirgu Malcolm Albert Casals Dama Anne Puche Doctor David Sánchez Servant, herald and assassin Marc Canturri Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu