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    New Production
    Music by Giuseppe Verdi
    Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave with additions by Andrea Maffei, based on Shakespeare's play
    Performed in Italian with English supertitles
    Part of Festival O20

    Shakespeare’s tale of ruthless desire set to some of Verdi’s most magnificent music is framed as a timeless political allegory. Scottish director Paul Curran describes it as "a dark journey into the dark recesses of the mind." Consumed by the promise of political power and propelled by his ambitious wife, Macbeth gets caught in a murderous web to claim the Scottish throne. But the crown comes at a terrible price. 

    Opera royalty Sondra Radvanovsky makes her highly anticipated role debut in four performances (Sep 18, 20, 23 & 27) as Lady Macbeth, whose sleepwalking rants about her crimes—“Una macchia è qui tuttora”—lead to a chilling and bloody finale. Soprano Ewa Płonka makes her company debut as Lady Macbeth on Sep 25. Internationally renowned baritone Roberto Frontali, known for starring roles at the Metropolitan Opera and La Scala, returns to the Opera Philadelphia stage as Macbeth. 

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  • 240 S Broad Street
  • Philadelphia, PA 19102
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  • Opera Philadelphia
  • Tickets start at $25