Verdi (1813-1901) MACBETH
Carlos Alvarez, Maria Guleghina
Roberto Scandiuzzi, Begona Alberdi, Marco Berti
Symphony Orchestra & Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu
Bruno Campanella / Stage Director Phyllida Lloyd
Running time: 164 mins
Region Code: All regions
Picture format: 16:9 Anamorphic
Sound format: DTS Surround / LPCM Stereo
Menu languages: EN
Dimensions (mm): W135 H190 D15
Cat. No: OA 0922 D
Carlos Álvarez takes the title role in the first of Verdi’s Shakespearean operas, with Maria Guleghina as the manipulative wife whose desire to gain the Scottish throne drives her husband to murder and leaves both with blood on their hands.
Bruno Campanella conducts the Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu in the 2004 recording of Phyllida Lloyd’s powerful production, first staged at London’s Royal Opera House.
‘A strong cast was the most prominent factor in the return of Macbeth to the Gran Teatre del Liceu. Carlos Álvarez… sung in glorious voice and with a good sense of the psychology of the character. His dominating Lady was Guleghina… her dramatic presence is overwhelming, especially in her wonderful Sleepwalking scene.’ -- Opera