MACBETH, Opera Australia, ©Branco Gaica

MACBETH, Opera Australia, ©Branco Gaica

MACBETH, Opera Australia, ©Branco Gaica

MACBETH, Opera Australia, ©Branco Gaica

MACBETH, Opera Australia, ©Branco Gaica

MACBETH, Opera Australia, ©Branco Gaica

MACBETH, Opera Australia, ©Branco Gaica

MACBETH, Opera Australia, ©Branco Gaica

MACBETH, Opera Australia, ©Branco Gaica

MACBETH, Opera Australia, ©Branco Gaica

MACBETH, Opera Australia, ©Opera Australia

MACBETH, Opera Australia, ©Opera Australia

Macbeth

by Guiseppe Verdi, libretto by Francesco Maria Piave

“Something wicked this way comes, and it is sure to thrill audiences”
Sydney Morning Herald, Monday 12 September 2011.

“Highly recommended. 9/10″
The Sun Herald, Sunday 18 September 2011

Opera Australia. A co-production with Opéra de Montréal.
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE, September – October 2011

Re-Study DIRECTOR: SALLY BLACKWOOD
Conductor: ANDREA MOLINO
Re-Study Lighting: NIGEL LEVINGS
Fight Choreographer: SCOTT WITT
Surtitles: SALLY BLACKWOOD

MACBETH is a rough brew of the psychological, political and supernatural. When witches predict a great future for Macbeth he is shocked, but his wife is elated and wants to hasten fate along. One murder turns into many as the power couple become pawns of ambition, embroiled in their own plot.

Macbeth Peter Coleman-Wright and Lady Macbeth Elizabeth Whitehouse make their role debuts in this electrifying drama, where Verdi’s spine-tingling choruses giving way to intimate arias and darkest tragedy.

Macbeth: Peter Coleman-Wright
Lady Macbeth: Elizabeth Whitehouse
Macduff: Rosario La Spina
Banquo: Daniel Sumegi
Malcolm: Stephen Smith
Messenger: Christopher Hillier
Lady-in-Waiting: Teresa La Rocca
Doctor: Richard Anderson
Apparitions: Malcolm Ede, Sharon Olde, Jessica Dean
Assassin: Adrian Tamburini

Original Direction: RENÉ RICHARD CYR
Set Designer: CLAUDE GOYETTE
Costume Designer: FRANÇOIS ST AUBIN
Lighting Designer: ÉTIENNE BOUCHER

Stage Noise, Diana Simmonds REVIEW