GIUSEPPE VERDI / Friday 7 October 2016, 20.00 h
Melodrama in four acts.
Giuseppe Verdi venerated Shakespeare's plays and this was his first opera based on a text by the Bard. He wanted to achieve "something extraordinary", a phrase which sums up his enthusiasm.
In this version, stage director Christof Loy chooses a classical, timeless setting and adds touches of surrealism. Black and white predominate and the drama is intense.
MUSICAL DIRECTOR Giampaolo Bisanti
STAGE DIRECTOR Christof Loy
CHOREOGRAPHY Thomas Wilhelm
SCENOGRAPHY Jonas Dahlberg
COSTUMES Ursula Renzenbrink
COSTUM ASSISTANT Sarah J. Rolke
LIGHTING Bernd Purkrabek
7th October 2016, 8 pm
LUDOVIC TÉZIER MACBETH
MARTINA SERAFIN Lady Macbeth
VITALIJ KOWALJOF Banco
SAIMIR PIRGU Macduff
Grand Théâtre de Genève.
Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu.