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Verdi: Macbeth DVD (The Royal Opera)

Black, red, cream and gold are the colours that define Phyllida Lloyd's Royal Opera House staging of Verdi's robust setting of Shakespeare's Scottish play. Manipulated by a whole coven of cunning, scarlet-turbaned witches, the characters often evoke figures in a splendid Gothic fresco. With Simon Keenlyside as an athletic, brooding Macbeth and Liudmyla Monastyrska as his Lady, both imperious and subtle, this performance, masterfully conducted by Antonio Pappano, goes far beyond mere sound and fury. . '...an impressive company showcase, full of moments when chorus and orchestra are at full throttle. Whipped up by Antonio Pappano's baton, they sound truly thrilling.' The Guardian

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Composer:Giuseppe Verdi
Macbeth: Simon Keenlyside
Banquo: Raymond Aceto
Lady Macbeth: Liudmyla Monastyrska
Lady-in-Waiting: Elisabeth Meister
Servant to Macbeth: Nigel Cliffe
Duncan: Ian Lindsay
Malcolm: Steven Ebel
Macduff: Dimitri Pittas
Fleance: Will Richardson
Assassin: Olle Zetterström
First Apparition: Jonathan
Fisher Second Apparition: William Payne
Third Apparition: Archie Buchanan
Herald: Jonathan Coad
Doctor: Lukas Jakobski 

Royal Opera Chorus
Chorus Director: Renato Balsadonna
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Concert Master: Peter Manning
Conductor: Antonio Pappano
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
Designs: Anthony Ward
Lighting Design: Paule Constable
Choreography: Michael Keengan-Dolan
Fight Director: Terry King 

Plus: Cast gallery / Interviews with Simon Keenlyside, Raymond Aceto and Liudmyla Monastryrska / Rehearsing Macbeth with Antonio Pappano 

Picture: 16:9
Sound: LPCM 2.0 / DTS 5.1(5.0) 
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Format: NTSC
Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/IT/ES/JP
Duration: 170 mins