Friday, September 15, 2017

Verdi's Macbeth - Opera Onscreen Sunday at the Strand

Rising Alternative presents
Macbeth recorded at Liceu in Barcelona

Sunday, September 17 at 2 PM

General of the victorious Scottish armies, Macbeth hears a prophecy from three witches that predicts he will be the next King of Scotland. Believing this premonition, his wife encourages him to kill the King. His divine right drives Macbeth to be bloodthirsty with friends and opponents alike, but alone and racked with guilt, he faces his last battle and death.

Giuseppe Verdi felt inspired by Shakespeare’s work and his devotion led to his first opera based on one of the writer’s texts. Verdi’s enthusiasm gave him the will of achieving “something extraordinary” with the iconic writers work.

In this version, Christof Loy directs the action in a classic timeless space with surrealistic touches dominated by blacks and whites, adding to the great dramatic intensity

Advance tickets available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse: $15 / At the door: $18

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