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Macbeth [1865]

Opera: Work details

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Music title: Macbeth (1865)
Librettist: Francesco Maria Piave
Librettist: Andrea Maffei
After: After the play 'Macbeth' by William Shakespeare
Language: Italian
Notes: This revised version of the 1847 original included a new aria for Lady Macbeth in Act 2; substantial alterations to Act 3, including a new duet for Macbeth and Lady Macbeth; a new chorus at the beginning of Act 4; and the replacement of Macbeth's death scene with a final 'Inno di vittoria'.
World premiere: 21 April 1865, Théâtre Lyrique, Paris
ROH premiere: 31 March 1960, Covent Garden Opera Company
ROH company premiere: 31 March 1960, Covent Garden Opera Company, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Related work: Macbeth [1847]
Productions
Macbeth (1960) Covent Garden Opera Company (4 performances online)
Macbeth (1981) The Royal Opera (4 performances online)
Macbeth (2001) The Kirov Opera (2 performances online)
Macbeth (2002) The Royal Opera (25 performances online)

Performances not linked to a production
28 June 1988 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
6 July 1988 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
15 November 2007 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London