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Thomas Hampson delivers a riveting portrayal of the multifaceted title character in Verdi’s masterful Shakespeare adaptation. Haunted by a prophecy that proclaims him King of Scotland, Macbeth doesn’t rest until his quest for power leads him to madness and death. Nadja Michael is Lady Macbeth, whose boundless ambition accelerates their downfall. Günther Groissböck brings style and gravitas to the role of Banquo, whose murder sets off Macbeth’s final unraveling, Dimitri Pittas is Macduff, and Gianandrea Noseda conducts.

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Performance Info

Performance Date

Mar 24, 2012


Giuseppe Verdi


Francesco Maria Piave and Andrea Maffei, after the play by Shakespeare

Run Time

2 HRS 16 MIN

The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus