Fri 21 Feb
Sun 23 Feb 2014
Shakespeare’s darkest tragedy, retold by one of the world’s greatest opera composers, comes to Belfast in February 2014.
Following a critically acclaimed production of The Flying Dutchman in early 2013, NI Opera returns to the Grand Opera House with another masterpiece of the19th century, Verdi's Macbeth.
Shakespeare’s tale of murder, madness and all-consuming lust for power inspired Verdi to write some of his finest, most gloriously gripping music, and Macbeth is as popular today as it was when it premiered in 1847.
In this spectacular new co-production with Welsh National Opera, Director Oliver Mears and Designer Annemarie Woods take a fresh approach to this famous story. With the Ulster Orchestra conducted by Nicholas Chalmers, a superb cast featuring Bruno Caproni, Rachel Nicholls, Paul Carey Jones, Andrew Rees, John Molloy and Aaron Cawley, and a chorus drawn from across Ireland, this will be an unmissable event for fans of Shakespeare and Verdi alike.
Sung in English.