Macbeth

Macbeth

Director: Toni Bargallo

Cast: Carlos Alvarez, Roberto Scandiuzzi, Maria Guleghina

     
 

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Giuseppe Verdi co-wrote his operatic interpretation of William Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth, with its text of lust, greed, bloodshed, and pathological ambition, around 1846. Verdi took the Shakespearean text and added a libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, replacing the three foreboding witches with a chorus of witches in three-part harmony, beginning the finalSee more details below

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Giuseppe Verdi co-wrote his operatic interpretation of William Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth, with its text of lust, greed, bloodshed, and pathological ambition, around 1846. Verdi took the Shakespearean text and added a libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, replacing the three foreboding witches with a chorus of witches in three-part harmony, beginning the final act with refugees gathering on the boundaries of England, and concluding with a chorus of bards celebrating the vanquishing of the tyrant, but other than these minor alterations, he generally sought to preserve the fundamental elements of Shakespeare's narrative. In this production of that opera, mounted by Phyllida Lloyd at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in 2004, Carlos Alvarez performs as Macbeth, with Roberto Scandiuzzi as Banquo, Maria Guleghina as Lady Macbeth, and Marco Berti as Macduff. The Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu accompanies the production, conducted by Bruno Campanella.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/18/2005
UPC:
0809478009221
Original Release:
2005
Rating:
NR
Source:
Bbc / Opus Arte
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo, Digital Theater Systems]
Time:
2:44:00

Special Features

Illustrated synopsis; Cast gallery

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Carlos Alvarez Macbeth
Roberto Scandiuzzi Banquo
Maria Guleghina Lady Macbeth
Begoña Alberdi Lady-in-waiting
Marco Berti Macduff
Javier Palacios Malcolm
Ferran Ilari Fleance
Stefan Kocan Physician
Josep Ferrer Manservant
Francisco Santiago Assassin
Ivo Mischev Herald
Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu Actor

Technical Credits
Toni Bargallo Director
Bruno Campanella Musical Direction/Supervision
Hans Petri Executive Producer
Josep Tarda Executive Producer
Anthony Ward Costumes/Costume Designer,Set Decoration/Design
James Whitbourn Producer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Verdi: Macbeth
1. Prelude [4:44]
2. Scene 1 [3:47]
3. Giorno Non Vidi [4:43]
4. Due Vaticini [2:53]
5. Chorus of Witches [1:58]
6. Scene 2 [2:36]
7. Vieni! T'Affretta! [4:06]
8. Or Tutti [4:07]
9. Oh Donna Mia! [3:42]
10. Sappia La Sposa Mia [6:27]
11. Allor Questa Voce [3:29]
12. Il Pugnal Là Riportate [1:58]
13. Finale 1 [8:40]
14. Scene 1 [5:18]
15. Ai Trapassati [2:27]
16. Scene 2 [3:08]
17. Studia Il Passo [5:43]
18. Finale 2 [4:46]
19. Che Ti Scosta [6:15]
20. Sangue A Me [5:57]
Disc #2 -- Verdi: Macbeth
1. Allegro [4:58]
2. Finchè Appelli [12:13]
3. Ballet With Chorus [4:23]
4. Finale 3 [3:33]
5. Scene 1 [7:12]
6. O Figli Miei! [5:15]
7. La Patria Tradita [1:57]
8. Scene 2 [5:08]
9. Una Macchia [8:11]
10. Scene 3 [1:40]
11. Pietà, Rispetto [3:42]
12. Ella È Morta! [3:59]
13. Finale [3:46]
14. Curtain Calls and Credits [6:00]

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