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Host Sean Bianco brings you a full-length opera featuring great voices from the past and present followed by “Opera Potpourri.”
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.
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