Macbeth

 

Verdi Macbeth opera to a libretto by Francesco Maria Piave and Andrea Maffei. Directed 2009 by Dmitri Tcherniakov at the Paris Opéra Bastille. Stars Dimitris Tiliakos (Macbeth), Ferruccio Furlanetto (Banquo [Banco]), Violeta Urmana (Lady Macbeth), Letitia Singleton (Lady attending Lady Macbeth), Stefano Secco (Macduff), Alfredo Nigro (Malcolm), and Yuri Kissin (Doctor/Servant). Teodor Currentzis conducts the Paris Opera Orchestra and the Paris Opera Children Chorus (Chorus Master Alessandro Di Stéfano). Set and costume design by Dmitri Tcherniakov; lighting by Gleb Filshtinksy, costume design collaboration by Elena Zaytseva; scenic video by Leonid Zalessky of Ninja Films; directed for video by Andy Sommer; produced by Flançois Duplat. Released in 2011, disc has 5.1 dts-HD Master Audio sound. Grade: NA

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