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Macbeth (1987)

The Verdi opera, based on Shakespeare's play.

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Claude d'Anna

Writers:

Francesco Maria Piave (libretto), Claude d'Anna (adaptation)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Leo Nucci Leo Nucci ... Macbeth
Shirley Verrett ... Lady Macbeth
Samuel Ramey Samuel Ramey ... Banco (voice)
Johan Leysen ... Banco
Veriano Luchetti Veriano Luchetti ... Macduff (voice)
Philippe Volter Philippe Volter ... Macduff
Antonio Barasorda Antonio Barasorda ... Malcolm
Anna Caterina Antonacci Anna Caterina Antonacci ... Dama
Sergio Fontana Sergio Fontana ... Medico
Gianfranco Casarini Gianfranco Casarini ... Domestico
Gastone Sarti Gastone Sarti ... Sicario (voice)
Giuseppe Morresi Giuseppe Morresi ... Araldo
Natale De Carolis Natale De Carolis ... Prima apparizione (voice)
Marco Fanti Marco Fanti ... Terza apparizione (voice)
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The Verdi opera, based on Shakespeare's play.

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Country:

France | West Germany

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

18 May 1987 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Макбет See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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A fine Macbeth
26 July 2011 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I love Verdi, I love the play Macbeth, so this opera is perfect. This is a fine Macbeth, my only complaints being the witches, well sung and acted but they do look silly. The costume and set design however are spot on, and the film is interestingly photographed. The story is still compelling, the banqueting scene and sleepwalking scene are particularly well done here, and the music is wonderful throughout. The orchestra play absolutely beautifully, and the conducting embodies passion. The singing is excellent, Shirley Verrett is a bloodthirsty and vocally strong Lady Macbeth, and Leo Nucci is excellent as her husband. Samuel Ramey and Veriano Luchetti provide very musical singing as Banco and Macduff, and their acting counterparts aren't too shabby either. Overall, a fine Macbeth. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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