Giuseppe Verdi's opera on Shakespeare's tragedy is conducted by Antonio Pappano, with a magnificent cast including Anna Netrebko as Lady Macbeth, Željko Lučić as Macbeth, and Ildebrando D'arcangelo as Banquo.
The warrior Macbeth fights on the side of the King of Scotland – but when a coven of witches prophesy that he shall become king himself, a ruthless ambition drives Macbeth and his wife to horrific acts.
Director Phyllida Lloyd’s 2002 production for The Royal Opera is richly hued, shot through with black, red and gold. The witches – imagined by designer Anthony Ward as strange, scarlet-turbaned creatures – are ever-present agents of fate. The Royal Opera’s production uses Verdi’s 1865 Paris revision of the opera, which includes Lady Macbeth’s riveting aria "La luce langue."
Sung in Italian with English subtitles. Includes one intermission.
Part of Symphony Space's Opera in HD series, bringing unforgettable opera from around the world to our screens.
Enjoy a complimentary glass of house wine or any bottled beer with your ticket stub before or after the screening!
Private group screenings available! (Minimum 75 attendees)