With its appealing music and a familiar story of a treacherous and scheming couple taken from Shakespeare's play, Macbeth is always a crowd-pleaser. American baritone Thomas Hampson sings the title role in this revival of Adrian Noble’s production.
Gianandrea Noseda conducts his first Met performances of Verdi’s opera, adapted from the Shakespeare tragedy, which also stars German soprano Nadja Michael in her Met debut run as Lady Macbeth. Dimitri Pittas reprises his Macduff, seen in the 2007 premiere of Adrian Noble’s production, and Günther Groissböck sings the role of Banquo.
Macbeth is Hampson’s fifth Verdi role at the Met, where he has also sung Giorgio Germont in La Traviata, Rodrigo in Don Carlo, the title role in Simon Boccanegra, and Carlo in Ernani. Next season, he will make his Met role debut as Iago in Verdi’s Otello.