Lyric’s riveting season opener is the inaugural production of Music Director Enrique Mazzola's tenure, and a brand-new production from Sir David McVicar. Adapting one of the greatest tragedies written by his hero, Shakespeare, Verdi created a stunning portrait of the most power-hungry couple who ever trod a stage. Macbeth’s bloody ascent to the throne of Scotland — led and supported by his wife’s own consuming ambition — results in disaster for them both. Verdi brings them to blazing life in a score that bristles with energy and endless excitement. Grand-scale arias, hair-raising duets, stupendous ensembles — they’re all here, in the first genuine masterpiece of Verdi’s career.
Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare in Love, Throne of Blood
Enrique Mazzola - Conductor; Sir David McVicar - Director; John Macfarlane - Set Designer; Moritz Junge - Costume Designer; David Finn - Lighting Designer; Michael Black - Chorus Master; Andrew George - Choreographer CAST: Craig Colclough - Macbeth; Sondra Radvanovsky - Lady Macbeth; Joshua Guerrero - Macduff; Christian Van Horn - Banco