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At The Opera, Verdi: Macbeth, June 3, 2017

  

Macbeth is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi, with an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave and additions by Andrea Maffei, based on William Shakespeare's play of the same name. Written for the Teatro della Pergola in Florence, it was Verdi's tenth opera and first given on March 14, 1847. Macbeth was the first Shakespeare play that Verdi adapted for the operatic stage. Almost twenty years later, Macbeth was revised and expanded in a French version and given in Paris on April 19, 1865.

Cast:

Macbeth – Enzo Mascherini

Lady Macbeth – Maria Callas

Macduff - Gino Penno

La Scala Opera in Milan

Victor de Sabata – conductor

Live EMI archive recording from 1952

Playlist

8:00pm
8:00pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:12pm
Verdi: Macbeth BUY La Scala; Victor de Sabata, conductor
11:00pm
11:12pm
Mozart: Die Zauberflote(The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Mozart
London/Decca 4758366
11:14pm
Bellini: Norma Casta diva BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Bellini
London/Decca 4758366
11:21pm
Verdi: Il Trovatore, opera: Stride la vampa BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Verdi
London/Decca 4758366
11:24pm
Leoncavallo: Pagliacci, opera: Recitar!... Vesti la giubba BUY Accademia di Santa Cecillia; Molinari-Pradelli, conductor Mario Del Monaco
London/Decca 4758366
11:27pm
Mozart: Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Finch'han dal vino BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Mozart
London/Decca 4758366
11:29pm
Puccini: Turandot, opera: In questa reggia BUY London Symphony; Zubin Mehta, conductor Joan Sutherland / Luciano Pavarotti
London/Decca 4758366
11:35pm
Bizet: Carmen, opera: Seguidilla: PrΦs des remparts de SΘville BUY Regina Resnik
London/Decca 4758366
11:39pm
Meyebeer: L' Africaine, grand opera in 5 acts: Mi batte il cor!... O paradiso BUY Carlo Bergonzi
London/Decca 4758366
11:42pm
Elena Suliotis: La Gioconda, Suicido! BUY Elena Suliotis
London/Decca 4758366
11:47pm
Verdi: La forza del destino, Solenne in quest'ora BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Verdi
London/Decca 4758366
11:51pm
Verdi: Il Trovatore, opera: Di quella pira BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Verdi
London/Decca 4758366

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