Verdi’s Macbeth Opens September 24, With Anna Netrebko Leading a Starry Cast in Her North American Debut as Lady Macbeth

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Verdi’s Macbeth Opens September 24,

With Anna Netrebko Leading a Starry Cast in Her

North American Debut as Lady Macbeth

 

Verdi’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth returns to the Met for seven performances, September 24 through October 18, with an internationally renowned cast headed by Russian star soprano Anna Netrebko in her first North American performances as the fatally ambitious Lady Macbeth. Serbian baritone ®eljko Luèiæ sings the title role; German bass René Pape is among his victims of his bloody rise to the throne as Banquo, and Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja sings the role of his heroic rival Macduff. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi conducts his first-ever performances of Verdi’s thrilling drama, which will be seen in the 2007 production directed by acclaimed Shakespearean director Adrian Noble.

 

Further information, including biographies of the principal artists, is available in our online press room here.

 

Performances: September 24, 27 (matinee), October 3, 8, 11 (matinee), 15, and 18. Curtain times vary: complete schedule here. (Running time: 2 hours, 53 minutes, including one intermission.)

 

The October 11 matinee will be transmitted live around the world as part of the Met’s Live in HD series, which is now seen in more than 2,000 movie theaters in 68 countries. For theaters and showtimes, click here.

 

Tickets begin at $25; for prices, more information, or to place an order, please call (212) 362-6000 or visit www.metopera.org. Special rates for groups of 10 or more are available by calling (212) 341-5410 or visiting www.metopera.org/groups.

 

Same-day $25 rush tickets for all performances of Macbeth are available via lottery on the Met’s Web site. To enter, please click here beginning at 5 p.m. the day before a performance (Thursday at 5 p.m. for weekend performances.)

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