Royal Opera


In Cinemas 5, 6 & 9 Dec 2020
Antonio Pappano

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Željko Lučić (Macbeth), Anna Netrebko (Lady Macbeth), Ildebrando D’Arcangelo (Banquo), Yusif Eyvazov (Macduff)
Giuseppe Verdi
Phyllida Lloyd
Set Design
Anthony Ward
Approx. 3h20 incl interval.
Sung in Italian, with English subtitles.
Captured live from Covent Garden, London, 2018
Official Event Listing
  • Formidable. Željko Lučić and Anna Netrebko give powerful and insightful performances.
    Tim Ashley, THE GUARDIAN
    An exemplary orchestral performance under Pappano and a master class from Netrebko and Lučić. One to remember.
    David Karlin, BACHTRACK

Opera in four acts (1865)

ROH Classic (2018)! Something wicked this way comes in acclaimed film and stage director Phyllida Lloyd’s haunting 2002 production of Giuseppe Verdi’s magnificent opera, with Anna Netrebko and Željko Lučić as the murderous Macbeths, leading a great cast.

Inspired by Shakespeare’s tragedy, the opera is the composer at his most theatrical - bristling with demonic energy. Lloyd's production, set to Verdi’s 1865 Paris revision of the opera which includes Lady M’s riveting aria ‘La luce langue’, 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.

Captured live in 2018, this performance features Royal Opera House Music Director Sir Antonio Pappano. on the podium.


Please note: Due to social distancing measures, seating for all screenings is limited. We urge patrons to book promptly to avoid disappointment.