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Metropolitan Opera Live In HD - Verdi: Macbeth

Verdi: Macbeth / Various
Release Date: 09/16/2008 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 06304  
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Keith MillerAdam Hauser PineroElizabeth Blancke-BiggsDmitri Pittas,   ... 
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera ChorusMetropolitan Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Giuseppe VERDI (1813-1901)
Macbeth (1864 version)
Željko Lu?i? (baritone) – Macbeth
Maria Guleghina (soprano) – Lady Macbeth
John Relyea (bass) – Banquo
Dimitri Pittas (tenor) – Macduff
Russell Thomas (tenor) - Malcolm
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Children’s Chorus/James Levine
Adrian Noble (producer)

rec. live, Metropolitan Opera, New York, 12 January 2008

Originally transmitted live to cinemas

Region Code: 0 (All Regions)
Aspect Ration 16:9
LPCM Stereo and DTS 5.1 Surround
Sung in Italian with optional subtitles in English, French, German, and Spanish.

Andrea Gruber, Roberto Aronica and Lado
Read more Ataneli star in Verdi’s early operatic masterpiece, Macbeth - filmed live at the Metropolitan Opera in High-definition. EMI Classics continues its collaboration with the Metropolitan Opera with a new production of Verdi’s richly haunting opera, Macbeth, as part of this season’s Metropolitan Opera : Live in High-Definition series. For the first time in 20-years, the Metropolitan Opera presents the first of Verdi’s three operas based on Shakespeare, ‘in a stylistically eclectic, grimly effective and, at times, intriguingly playful production’ (New York Times) by English director Adrian Noble, making his Met debut.

At the time of composition, Macbeth was unique. Not only was it considered both musically and dramatically bold, but it was the first opera that can truly be described as Shakespearean. It was the first that altered operatic conventions to serve the play rather than converting the play into traditional operatic formulas. After 35 highly successful years as Music director of the Metropolitan Opera, a relationship unparalleled and unique in the musical world today, James Levine conducts Verdi’s haunting score with tension and a type of brutality that this chilling work commands.
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Works on This Recording

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Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Keith Miller (Baritone), Adam Hauser Pinero (Voice), Elizabeth Blancke-Biggs (Soprano),
Dmitri Pittas (Tenor), Maria Guleghina (Soprano), John Relyea (Bass),
Zeljko Lucic (Baritone), Richard Hobson (Baritone), Raymond Renault (Voice),
Russell Thomas (Tenor)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Chorus,  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847/1865; Italy 

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