Giuseppe Verdi


mixed opera

Opera in two parts, four acts, in Italian, with Hungarian and English surtitles

Pronouncing Shakespeare's Macbeth to be "one of the greatest creations of man", Verdi instructed his librettist, Francesco Maria Piave, to "adopt a sublime diction, except in the witches' chorus, which must be vulgar, yet bizarre and original." The result of their work is a true music drama that is ahead of its time, constructed from start to finish with remarkable understanding.
Miklós Szinetár's production highlights this sense of structure, while the constantly changing sand animations and the prominent role of the witches leaves little room for doub that in this interpretation, the principal character is not one of the mortals in the tale, but indeed fate itself, which sweeps us away whenever and however it likes – all the while having us convinced that we act of our own free will.
Renato Palumbo
Lado Ataneli
István Rácz
Lady Macbeth
Szilvia Rálik
Nadin Haris
István Kovácsházi
Gergely Boncsér
A servant of Macbeth
Ferenc Cserhalmi
First apparition
András Artúr Kiss
Second apparition
Luca Csörgeő
Third apparition
Sándor Egri


Premiere: March 22, 2011

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