17th Dec, 2018

Royal Opera brings the Scottish play to Pershore

Rob George 8th Mar, 2018

PERSHORE theatre-goers are invited to enjoy a recording of the classic Shakespeare tragedy Macbeth at the town’s Number 8 Community Arts Centre.

Verdi’s opera of Shakespeare’s tragedy is conducted by Antonio Pappano, with a magnificent cast including Anna Netrebko, Željko Lui and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo and directed by Phyllida Lloyd.

Verdi’s life-long love affair with Shakespeare’s works began with Macbeth, a play he considered to be ‘one of the greatest creations of man’. With his librettist, Francesco Maria Piave, Verdi set out to create ‘something out of the ordinary’. Their success is borne out in every bar of a score that bristles with demonic energy.

The warrior Macbeth fights on the side of the King of Scotland – but when a coven of witches prophesy that he shall become king himself, ruthless ambition drives Macbeth and his wife to horrific acts.

The recording of the Royal Opera House show will be broadcast on Thursday, April 5 from 7.15pm.

Tickets cost £15 and £10 for those 16 and under, which all include an 85p booking fee if bought online.

Call the centre’s Box Office on 01386 555488 or visit www.number8.org for more information

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