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Posted: March 19th, 2008

Director Adrian Noble calls Macbeth, “the greatest story Verdi ever told.” The composer’s longstanding affinity for Shakespeare is explored in Noble’s powerful new production of this gripping work’ conducted by James Levine. The ferocious couple is portrayed by baritone Zeljko Lucic in the towering title role and soprano Maria Guleghina as his ruthless wife. Rising star John Relyea and the magnificent Rene Pape share the role of the doomed Banquo. In later performances, Carlos Alvarez and Lado Ataneli sing the title role, and Andrea Gruber plays Lady Macbeth.

Macbeth airs on April 13, 2008 at noon for SundayArts.

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SundayArts is made possible in part by First Republic Bank and by the Rubin Museum of Art. Funding for SundayArts is also made possible by Rosalind P. Walter, The Paul and Irma Milstein Foundation, The Philip & Janice Levin Foundation, Elise Jaffe and Jeffrey Brown, Jody and John Arnhold, and The Lemberg Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional funding provided by members of THIRTEEN.
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