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Melbourne Opera Presents Giuseppe Verdi's Macbeth

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Macbeth was the first of Shakespeare's plays which Giuseppe Verdi adapted for the operatic stage. It featured wonderful arias, choruses and magnificent ensembles. Since his musical artistry premiered in 1847, the four-act opera was staged throughout Italy and eventually New York and the world.

Melbourne Opera will present an inspired new production of Giuseppe Verdi's masterpiece at Her Majesty's Theatre in May. The production is directed by legendary film and opera director Bruce Beresford and starring gifted baritone Simon Meadows as Macbeth and international opera sensation Helena Dix as Lady Macbeth. Greg Hocking and Raymond Lawrence will conduct the acclaimed Melbourne Opera Orchestra.

Other cast members include Melbourne Opera favourites Samuel Sakker (former Royal Opera House company principal), Adrian Tamburini (Australian Opera Award winner), Eddie Muliaumaseali'i (Wotan in Das Rheingold), Robert Macfarlane (Hamlet at Adelaide Festival, many roles for Opera Australia), Alex Pokryshevsky (Opera Australia's Turandot), Richard Divall Emerging Artists Michael Dimovski, Eleanor Greenwood, Darcy Carroll and Jane Mag„o. They are supported by the 60-strong Melbourne Opera Chorus.

Macbeth sets the stage for a brilliant opera with assassins, murder, subterfuge, madness and phenomenal music. Tickets are on sale now via Ticketek for the following days and times at Her Majesty's Theatre.

May 18, 2021 7:30pm
May 20, 2021 7:30pm
May 23, 2021 3:00pm
May 26, 2021 7:30pm
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Why? Giuseppe Verdi's Macbeth comes to Melbourne
When: Running time: 2 hrs 50 mins including two 20 min intervals
Where: Her Majesty's Theatre, 219 Exhibition St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Cost: $25 - $160 through Ticketek
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