Verdi's Macbeth Coming To Thurso
25th September 2014
Lyth Arts Centre are pleased to announce the presentation of Verdi's MacBeth by Scottish Opera at Thurso High School.
This brooding, atmospheric Macbeth returns in celebration of the 2014 Year of Homecoming. Inspired by events in the war-torn Balkans, Dominic Hill's production is at once contemporary and ageless; a world of camouflage-clad leaders and grungy, chain-smoking witches, where power is all but it comes at a price.
Macbeth has heard a prophecy, given to him by three hags, that he will become King. His wife, spurred by ambition, persuades him to seize his opportunity and kill Duncan, who currently sits on the throne. Murder follows murder, and soon Macbeth has the blood of two men on his hands. Haunted by apparitions, visions and guilt, he returns to the witches for guidance, but their words give him little comfort in his future.
Unsettling and full of tension, the drama of Shakespeare's play is underlined by the brilliance of Verdi's score. Desperate and furious, at times ethereal and visionary, his music gets to the heart of this powerful story, intensifying the tragedy as Macbeth's destiny unfolds. Touring 15 of Scotland's smaller venues in Autumn 2014, this piano-accompanied production features former Scottish Opera Emerging Artists Shuna Scott Sendall and Marie Claire Breen. David Stephenson reprises his Spring 2014 performance in the title role.
Tuesday 7 October 2014
Location: Thurso High School
Length: 2 hours 40 minutes
Age suitability : 10+
George MacBeath, Trail Street, Thurso
McAllans, High Street, Wick
Cost £14 under 26 years £5
The opera is on tour and other venues can be found at -
Sound extracts are also available at that web site and include -
Or tutti sorgete, ministri infernali
Sappia la sposa mia
Ove son io?
Una macchia è qui tuttora
Pietà, rispetto, amore
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