Staatsoper Berlin

Macbeth

In Cinemas 26, 27 & 28 Apr & 1 May 2019
Conductor
Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra
Staatskapelle Berlin
Cast
Plácido Domingo (Macbeth), Anna Netrebko (Lady Macbeth), Kwangchul Youn (Banquo), Fabio Sartori (Macduff), Florian Hoffman (Malcolm)
Composer
Giuseppe Verdi
Director
Harry Kupfer
Set Design
Hans Schavernoch
Duration
Approx.2h40 incl. interval
Sung in Italian, with English subtitles
Captured live from the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin, June 2018

New Production! Captured live during a sold-out run at Staatsoper in 2018, Harry Kupfer’s smash-hit staging of Giuseppe Verdi’s vivid take on Shakespeare’s classic features icons Plácido Domingo and Anna Netrebko (in a signature role), led by legendary conductor Daniel Barenboim.

After winning in battle, Commander Macbeth receives a prophesy that he will one day become King of Scotland. Influenced by the whisperings of his wife, he literally stops at nothing to fulfil the prophesy. But racked by guilt, the Macbeths soon sink into delusions and become victims of their own thirst for power.

NB: Online sales for Balwyn (VIC), Barracks (QLD) and Paradiso (WA) are not presently available for this production, however tickets to the sessions listed above for those locations are available now in person at the box offices.

Staatsoper Berlin

Berlin’s Staatsoper (1742) on the historic Boulevard Unter den Linden was once the largest house in Europe. Destroyed thrice over the years, the 1955 post-WWII rebuild was recently renovated, reopening in 2017 as a modern, 1356-seat venue. Composers Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Strauss and Mayerbeer once conducted here.