Macbeth (Teatro Comunale di Bologna)

Overview

This production of Giuseppi Verdi's opera based on Macbeth, the famed play by William Shakespeare, is a musical succ?s d'estime but falls short in the cinematic arena. Shirley Verrett stars as the murderous and ambitious Lady Macbeth, Leo Nucci co-stars as her similarly ambitious but slightly more scrupulous husband, who has the good grace to feel some horror at his deeds before he does them. The entire opera was filmed inside a Belgian castle, and some of the smaller parts are obviously lip-synched to ...
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Overview

This production of Giuseppi Verdi's opera based on Macbeth, the famed play by William Shakespeare, is a musical succès d'estime but falls short in the cinematic arena. Shirley Verrett stars as the murderous and ambitious Lady Macbeth, Leo Nucci co-stars as her similarly ambitious but slightly more scrupulous husband, who has the good grace to feel some horror at his deeds before he does them. The entire opera was filmed inside a Belgian castle, and some of the smaller parts are obviously lip-synched to pre-recorded music.
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Special Features

The secret of Macbeth ; The making of the opera film
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/8/2008
  • UPC: 044007343807
  • Original Release: 1987
  • Rating:

  • Source: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Region Code: 0
  • Sound: DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Language: English
  • Time: 2:12:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 59,269

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Leo Nucci Macbeth
Shirley Verrett Lady Macbeth
Johan Leysen Banquo
Samuel Ramey Voice Only
Philippe Volter Macduff
Veriano Luchetti Voice Only
Anna Caterina Antonacci Dama
Antonio Barasorda Malcolm
Nicolas Sansier Fleanzio
Sergio Fontana Medico
Riccardo Chailly Conductor
Technical Credits
Claude D'Anna Director
Pierre Dupouey Cinematographer
Henry Lange Producer
Didier Sainderichin Costumes/Costume Designer
Eric Simon Production Designer
Reine Wekstein Editor
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Macbeth: Act I&II
1. N. 1 Preludio (Opening Credits) [3:13]
2. N. 2 Introduzione: "Che faceste? Dite su!" [3:17]
3. N. 2 Introduzione: "Giorno non vidi mai sì fiero e bello!" [4:49]
4. N. 2 Introduzione: "Due vaticini compiuti or sono" [3:00]
5. N. 2 Introduzione: "S'allontanarono!" [2:00]
6. N. 3 Cavatina: "Nel dì dell vittoria" [2:29]
7. N. 3 Cavatina: "Vieni! T'affretta!" [6:05]
8. N. 4 Recitativo e marcia: "Oh donna mia!" [2:59]
9. N. 5 Scena e duetto: "Sappia la sposa mia" [4:28]
10. N. 5 Scena e duetto: "Fatal mia donna!" [6:09]
11. N. 6 Finale primo: "Di destarlo per tempo il re m'impose" [2:29]
12. N. 6 Finale primo: "Schiudi, inferno, la bocca" [5:20]
13. N. 7 Scenea ed aria: "Perché mi sfuggi" [2:49]
14. N. 7 Scenea ed aria: "La luce langue" [4:25]
15. N. 8 Coro di sicari e scena: "Chi v'impose unirvi a noi?" [2:59]
16. N. 8 Coro di sicari e scena: "Studia il passo, o mio figlio... Come dal ciel precipita" [4:56]
17. N. 9 Convito, visione e finale secondo: "Salve, o re!" [1:45]
18. N. 9 Convito, visione e finale secondo: "Si colmi il calice" [2:29]
19. N. 9 Convito, visione e finale secondo: "Che ti scosta, o re mio sposo" [3:58]
20. N. 9 Convito, visione e finale secondo: "Va', spirto d'abisso!" [1:45]
21. N. 9 Convito, visione e finale secondo: "Sangue a me quell'ombra chiede" [4:53]
Disc #2 -- Macbeth: Act III&IV
1. N. 10 Coro: "Tre Volte Miagola" [3:50]
2. N. 11 Recitativo, apparizioni e duetto finale: "Finché appelli, silenti m'attendete" [1:31]
3. N. 11 Recitativo, apparizioni e duetto finale: "Dalle basse e dall'alte regioni" [5:18]
4. N. 11 Recitativo, apparizioni e duetto finale: "Fuggi, regal fantasima" [4:31]
5. N. 11 Recitativo, apparizioni e duetto finale: "Ove son io?" [3:30]
6. N. 12 Coro: "Patria oppressa!" [6:06]
7. N. 13 Scena ed aria: "O figli, o figli miei!... Ah, la paterna mano" [6:14]
8. N. 14 Sonnambulismo: "Vegliammo invan due notti" [4:54]
9. N. 14 Sonnambulismo: "Una macchia è qui tuttora" [7:00]
10. N. 15 Scena, battaglia ed inno finale: "Perfidi! All'anglo contro me v'unite! ... Pietà, rispetto, amore" [5:14]
11. N. 15 Scena, battaglia ed inno finale: "Ella è morta!" [1:27]
12. N. 15 Scena, battaglia ed inno finale: "Via le fronde, e mano all'armi!" [2:05]
13. N. 15 Scena, battaglia ed inno finale: "Vittoria! Vittoria! ... Macbeth, Macbeth ov'è?" [3:27]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Macbeth: Act I&II
   Start Opera
   Select Title
      Act 1
      Act 2
   Subtitles
      Italiano
      English
      Deutsch
      Français
      Castellano
      Chinese
      Subtitles Off
   Audio
      PCM Stereo
      DTS 5.1
   Trailers & Catalogue
      Trailers: La Traviata (Salzburg 2005)
      Trailers: Mozart 22 (Salzburg 2006)
      Catalogue
         Portraits & Specials
         Concerts
         Ballets
         Operas
         Operettas
Disc #2 -- Macbeth: Act III&IV
   Start Opera
   Select Title
      Act 3
      Act 4
   Documentary: The Secret of Macbeth
   Subtitles
      Italiano
      English
      Deutsch
      Français
      Castellano
      Chinese
      Subtitles Off
   Audio
      PCM Stereo
      DTS 5.1
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