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Macbeth (Jan. 12, 2008)

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Librettist: Francesco Maria Piave and Andrea Maffei

Levine; Guleghina, Pittas, Lucic, Relyea

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus

Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 35 min.

Esteemed Shakespearean director Adrian Noble focuses on the timeless and universal themes embraced by Verdi. This atmospheric production, starring Željko Lučić and Maria Guleghina, highlights the ferocious royal couple’s erotic connection as the lynchpin of their ruthlessness. James Levine presides over a powerful performance that features some of Verdi’s most stirring choral writing.