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Opera, from 4 Apr 2018, £11-£16

The Royal Opera House Live: Macbeth

The Royal Opera House Live: Macbeth

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Verdi’s opera on Shakespeare’s tragedy is conducted by Antonio Pappano, with a magnificent cast including Anna Netrebko, Željko Lucic and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo.

Verdi?s life-long love affair with Shakespeare?s works began with Macbeth, a play he considered to be ?one of the greatest creations of man?. With his librettist, Francesco Maria Piave, Verdi set out to create ?something out of the ordinary?. Their success is borne out in every bar of a score that sees Verdi at his most theatrical: it bristles with demonic energy. The warrior Macbeth fights on the side of the King of Scotland – but when a coven of witches prophesy that he shall become king himself, a ruthless ambition drives Macbeth and his wife to horrific acts. Murder makes Macbeth king, and intrigue and butchery are the hallmarks of his brief, doomed reign. The witches make another prediction, which also comes true: Macbeth and his lady lose their lives, and justice is restored.

Phyllida Lloyd?s 2002 production for The Royal Opera is richly hued, shot through with black, red and gold. The witches – imagined by designer Anthony Ward as strange, scarlet-turbaned creatures – are ever-present agents of fate. Lloyd depicts the Macbeths? childlessness as the dark sadness lurking behind their terrible deeds. The Royal Opera?s production uses Verdi?s 1865 Paris revision of the opera, which includes Lady Macbeth?s riveting aria ?La luce langue?.

7:15pm
200 minutes approx. including one interval Encore: Sunday 8 April 2017 at 2pm
£16 adult, £14 concession

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 4 Apr 2018 19:15
Sun 8 Apr 2018 14:00

Prices

£16 adult, £14 concession.
£11 Front Row.

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

Disabled car park next to main visitor entrance

Contact

Rheged Welcome Desk

01768 868000

Address

Redhills,
Penrith,
Cumbria,
CA11 0DQ

Directions

Just 2 minutes from M6 jct 40, off the A66 heading towards Keswick

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Penrith station

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