See Macbeth in operatic translation at QPAC, South Bank
Witchcraft, insanity, manipulation and medieval justice … Two powerhouses of Queensland culture, Opera Queensland and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, combine to bring you a concert experience of Verdi’s operatic translation of Macbeth, one of Shakespeare’s most bloody and thrilling tragedies.
With sweeping scores by Verdi played to perfection by the state’s premier orchestra, watch as Shakespeare’s flawed characters are brought to life by members of Opera Queensland.
Macbeth – a name that is bad luck to utter within a theatre – tells the story of a Scottish nobleman and his ambitious wife who plot the downfall of an honorable man with a lust for power. All beginning with a prophesy for power, exploring the damage that is done when we upset the natural order, and ending in a typical amount of Shakespearian deaths, the performance features plenty of twists and turns along the way.
In an effort to give due consideration to both score and song, the concert-style opera will be presented with minimal staging and lights. Australian Baritone Michael Lewis will be joined by Elizabeth Whitehouse, a Hobart-born singer currently based in Germany.
This will be a rare opportunity to experience an intense concert production that features the combined genius of two of the Western world’s greatest dramatists. Macbeth is playing for two nights only at the Concert Hall, QPAC on April 13–14.