Macbeth Verdi
Macbeth
REVIVAL OF THE 2005 PRODUCTION

This brooding, atmospheric Macbeth returns in celebration of the 2014 Year of Homecoming. Inspired by events in the war-torn Balkans, Dominic Hill’s production is at once contemporary and ageless; a world of camouflage-clad leaders and grungy, chain-smoking witches, where power is all but it comes at a price.

 

Macbeth has heard a prophecy, given to him by three hags, that he will become King. His wife, spurred by ambition, persuades him to seize his opportunity and kill Duncan, who currently sits on the throne. Murder follows murder, and soon Macbeth has the blood of two men on his hands. Haunted by apparitions, visions and guilt, he returns to the witches for guidance, but their words give him little comfort in his future.

 

Unsettling and full of tension, the drama of Shakespeare’s play is underlined by the brilliance of Verdi’s score. Desperate and furious, at times ethereal and visionary, his music gets to the heart of this powerful story, intensifying the tragedy as Macbeth’s destiny unfolds. Touring 15 of Scotland’s smaller venues in Autumn 2014, this piano-accompanied production features former Scottish Opera Emerging Artists Shuna Scott Sendall and Marie Claire Breen. David Stephenson reprises his Spring 2014 performance in the title role.

 

Listen to extracts from Macbeth:
Overture
Che faceste
Or tutti sorgete, ministri infernali
Sappia la sposa mia
Ove son io?
Una macchia è qui tuttora
Pietà, rispetto, amore
 

Courtesy of EMI Classics www.emiclassics.com
New Philharmonia Orchestra, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, Riccardo Muti
Sherrill Milnes, Fiorenza Cossotto
 

Sung in English Running time 2 hrs 40 mins approximately
Eastwood Park Theatre, Giffnock, Eastwood Park, Rouken Glen Road Giffnock G46 6UG
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Thu 25 Sep 7.30pm

Gardyne Theatre, Gardyne Road Dundee DD5 1NY
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Sat 27 Sep 7.30pm

The Garrison Theatre, Market Street, Lerwick ZE1 0JN Box Office: Shetland Box Office, Islesburgh Community Centre, King Harald Street, Lerwick ZE1 0EQ
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Wed 1 Oct 7.30pm

Haddo House, Ellon, Aberdeenshire AB41 7EQ
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Sat 4 Oct 7.30pm

Thurso High School, Ormlie Road Thurso Caithness KW14 7DS
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Tue 7 Oct 7.30pm

One Touch Eden Court, Bishops Road, Inverness IV3 5SA
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Thu 9 Oct 7.30pm

The Corran Halls, Esplanade Court Corran Esplanade Oban, Argyll PA34 5PW
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Sat 11 Oct 7.30pm

The Gaiety, Carrick Street, Ayr KA7 1NU
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Thu 16 Oct 7.30pm

Macphail Theatre, Ullapool, Mill Street, Ullapool, Ross-Shire IV26 2UN
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Sat 18 Oct 7.30pm

An Lanntair, Stornoway, Kenneth Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis HS1 2DS
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Tue 21 Oct 7.30pm

Aros Centre, Portree, Viewfield Road, Portree, Isle of Skye IV51 9EU
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Thu 23 Oct 7.30pm

Buccleuch Centre, Langholm, Langholm, Dumfries and Galloway DG13 0AW
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Sat 25 Oct 7.30pm

The Cinema, Newton Stewart, 35 Victoria Street Newton Stewart Dumfries & Galloway Scotland DG8 6NL
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Tue 28 Oct 7.30pm

Macrobert, University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA
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Thu 30 Oct 7.30pm

Rothes Halls, Rothes Halls, Kingdom Centre, Glenrothes, Fife KY7 5NX / Box Office: Rothes Hall, Rothes Square, Glenrothes KY7 5NX
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Sat 1 Nov 7.30pm