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  • Start: Tuesday 09 February - 19:00
  • Auditorium: Great Hall
This event has been rescheduled from Tue 17 November 2020. 

Please note that Tier 2 regulations mean that only members of the same household or support bubble may meet together indoors. 

MACBETH
The Royal Opera | Recorded 2018 
Sung in Italian with English subtitles 

Verdi’s opera inspired by Shakespeare’s tragedy is conducted by Antonio Pappano, with a magnificent cast including Anna Netrebko, Željko Lučić and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo.
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.
Phyllida Lloyd’s production for The Royal Opera filmed in 2018 is richly hued, shot through with black, red and gold. The witches – imagined by designer Anthony Ward as strange, scarlet-turbaned creatures – are ever-present agents of fate. Lloyd depicts the Macbeths’ childlessness as the dark sadness lurking behind their terrible deeds. The Royal Opera’s production uses Verdi’s 1865 Paris revision of the opera, which includes Lady Macbeth’s riveting aria ‘La luce langue’. 

Running time: 200 minutes 

Certificate: TBC 

Music: Giuseppe Verdi

Conductor: Antonio Pappano  

Booking information: This screening is socially distanced. For more information on what that means and the changes to your experience click here. Our capacity is significantly reduced for your safety. Should you require a grouping of seats not accommodated on our seating plan, please contact the box office 01252 745444. 
In line with government guidelines, the wearing of face coverings whilst in the Great Hall is required. By purchasing a ticket you understand that you must wear a face covering whilst in the building and during the screening.