Astonishingly, there may be only a half-dozen or so successful operas inspired by Shakespeare. Even more remarkable is that 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 and most intense dramas.
On World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents Verdi's "Macbeth" in a production from the Champs-Elysées Theatre in Paris, starring soprano Susanna Brancini as Lady Macbeth, and baritone Roberto Frontali in the title role.
Macbeth: Roberto Frontali (baritone)
Lady Macbeth: Susanna Branchini (soprano)
Banco: Andrea Mastroni (bass)
Macduff: Jean-Francois Borras (tenor)
Malcolm: Jérémy Duffau (tenor)
Lady-in-Waiting: Sophie Pondjiclis (mezzo-soprano)
Doctor: Patrick Ivorra (bass)
National Orchestra of France
Radio France Chorus
Daniele Gatti, conductor