Wiener Staatsoper

Macbeth

Musical Direction Philippe Jordan
Production Barrie Kosky

Premiere 10. 6. 2021

The production by Australian director Barrie Kosky concentrates entirely on the couple Macbeth, who are as familiar with each other as they are at odds with each other. The large cast of the opera turns into a night-marish chamber play in which it remains unclear to the end what is real and what is a hallucination. It is a borderline experience, befitting of Verdi’s radical psychograms. The Music Director of the Vienna State Opera, Philippe Jordan, will conduct the music to this extreme storyline. For the role of Lady Macbeth, Verdi made seemingly paradoxical demands, with the courage to be abominable on the one hand and a highly virtuoso coloratura requiring a perfect bel canto technique on the other. Lady Macbeth is to stretch her last phrase with only a »fil di voce,« i. e. with a touch (literally: a thread) of voice. The role seems to have been made for Anna Netrebko, who will star as the abysmal figure for the first time at the Wiener Staatsoper.

Current Dates

  • Thu. 10 Jun 2021
  • Mon. 14 Jun 2021
  • Thu. 17 Jun 2021
  • Mon. 21 Jun 2021
  • Thu. 24 Jun 2021
  • Mon. 28 Jun 2021