Macbeth (Royal Opera House)
The Royal Opera House Cinema Season brings live recordings from the London stage to cinemas. This is a recording of Verdi's operatic rendering of Shakespeare'sMacbeth.
"Verdi’s lifelong love affair with Shakespeare first took wing with Macbeth in 1847. The composer thought the play ‘one of the greatest creations of man’ and, along with his librettist Piave, set out to make of it, ‘something out of the ordinary’ on the operatic stage. Simon Keenlyside and Liudmyla Monastryrska play the Scottish nobleman and his villainously ambitious wife, who spurs her husband to murder for the sake of his career, and American bass-baritone Raymond Aceto takes the role of Banquo, murder victim and symbol of conscience." (Source: Royal Opera House)