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Behind the scenes of Macbeth

Backstage | Verdi

After a supernatural prophecy and at the urging of his wife, a Scottish lord kills the king and claims the throne. Fearful of being found out, he leads a reign of terror against his people.

Shakespeare’s plays provided Verdi with lifelong inspiration, and Macbeth was the first that he adapted for the operatic stage. Teatro la Fenice opens its 2018/19 season with this new production, directed by Venice’s own Damiano Michieletto, who creates a dreamlike world full of imagination and hallucinations. This behind the scenes teaser gives an exclusive peak at the designs for this production, masterminded by Michieletto and his long-standing and talented artistic collaborators Paolo Fantin (sets) and Carla Teti (costumes).

This performance is no longer viewable as video-on-demand for rights reasons but other material about the production is still available here.