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Fri, Sep 17



Macbeth with the Lyric Opera of Chicago

Daniel covers the Macbeth with the Chicago Lyric in a new production by David McVicar

Macbeth with the Lyric Opera of Chicago
Macbeth with the Lyric Opera of Chicago

Time & Location

Sep 17, 2021, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

About the event

Lyric’s riveting season opener is the inaugural production of Music Director Enrique Mazzola's tenure, and a brand-new production from Sir David McVicar. Adapting one of the greatest tragedies written by his hero, Shakespeare, Verdi created a stunning portrait of the most power-hungry couple who ever trod a stage. Macbeth’s bloody ascent to the throne of Scotland — led and supported by his wife’s own consuming ambition — results in disaster for them both. Verdi brings them to blazing life in a score that bristles with energy and endless excitement. Grand-scale arias, hair-raising duets, stupendous ensembles — they’re all here, in the first genuine masterpiece of Verdi’s career.

  • Language: Sung in Italian with projected English texts
  • Running Time: 3 hours with 1 intermission
  • Location: Lyric Opera House

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