Photos from Macbeth

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  • Željko Lučić and Maria Guleghina as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in the new production premiere.
    Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera
  • John Relyea as Banquo
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  • Condemning the murder of Duncan
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  • Dimitri Pittas as Macduff
    Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera
  • Maria Guleghina as Lady Macbeth
    Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera
  • Fun Fact: When Macbeth premiered, audiences were unhappy with the relationships it depicted. They complained because the opera contains no love affairs or traditional romantic pairings.
    Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera
  • Macbeth played by Željko Lučić confesses the murder of King Duncan to Maria Guleghina as Lady Macbeth plot
    Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera
  • Fun Fact: Piave and Maffei aren't the most consisten of librettists, sometimes referring to the main character as "Macbeth," sometimes as "Macbetto." But Shakespeare's Banquo is always "Banco."
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  • Fun Fact: In the theatre, many believe that Shakespeare's Macbeth is jinxed. They won't even say the title aloud, calling it instead, "the Scottish play."
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  • Verdi's chorus represents the collective voice of the Scottish people.
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  • Fun Fact: How much information can music convey? Consider this: The libretto of Verdi's Macbeth contains less than half as many words as Shakespeare's play!
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  • Dimitri Pittas and Russell Thomas as Macduff and Malcom. Fun Fact: Macbeth was first produced at the Met half a century ago-back in 1959! That was more than a century after the opera's premiere in Italy.
    Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera