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At The Opera, Verdi's Macbeth, February 17, 2018


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 premiered 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.


Macbeth – Leonard Warren

Lady Macbeth – Leonie Rysanek

Banquo – Jerome Hines

Macduff – Carlo Bergonzi

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus

Erich Leinsdorf – conductor

RCA  1959 studio recording


8:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:15 p.m.
Verdi: Macbeth BUY MET; Leinsdorf, conductor
11:00 p.m.
11:18 p.m.
Wagner: Dolce E Calmo Tristan und Isolde BUY from Diva; composed by Wagner
11:26 p.m.
Bellini: Casta Diva BUY from Diva; composed by Bellini
11:32 p.m.
Ponchielli: Suicidio!In Questi Fieri Momenti BUY from Diva; composed by Ponchielli
11:37 p.m.
Verdi: Otello: Dio Ti Giocondi - Mario Lanza/Licia Albanese BUY RCA; Ray Sinatra, conductor Mario Lanza
11:51 p.m.
Placido Domingo BUY from Sempre Belcanto: The Legendary First Recital Recording

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