Verdi’s Macbeth from Geneva

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Thursday, November 01, 2012

Verdi's 'Macbeth' from the Grand Theatre of Geneva. Verdi's Macbeth from the Grand Theatre of Geneva. (Monika Rittershaus)

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Truly successful operas based on Shakespeare are astonishingly rare — a generous estimate would put the count at about half-a-dozen. Even more remarkable is that Giuseppe Verdi alone accounted for three of them. His Macbeth may not be heard quite so often as Otello and Falstaff, but it's still among his finest scores.

This production from the Grand Theatre of Geneva, stars Jennifer Larmore as Lady Macbeth and Davide Damiani in the title role.

Cast:

Conductor: Ingo Metzmacher

Macbeth: Davide Damiani (baritone)

Lady Macbeth: Jennifer Larmore (mezzo-soprano)

Banco: Christian Van Horn (bass)

Macduff: Andrea Carè (tenor)

Malcolm: Emilio Pons (tenor)

Lady-in-Waiting: Natalia Gavrilan (mezzo-soprano)

Doctor: Khachik Matevosyan (bass)

Grand Theatre Orchestra and Chorus

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