Verdi: Macbeth - Teatro Massimo (DVD)

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Roberto Frontali, Anna Pirozzi, Orchestra, Coro e Corpo di ballo del Teatro Massimo, Gabriele Ferro

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Directed by Emma Dante

Set designer: Carmine Maringola

The acclaimed Italian director, Emma Dante, presents a powerful, barbaric and at time frenzied Macbeth with great attention to detail. Staged and filmed in Italy's largest theatre, the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Sicily, this production captures remarkable performances by the Italian soprano Anna Pirozzi as Lady Macbeth, the renowned Verdi specialist, baritone Roberto Frontali, in one of his signature roles, and the rising star, Croatian bass-baritone Marko Mimica as Banco (Banquo). The conductor, Gabriele Ferro, has opted to use the 1865 Paris version of the score, sung in Italian and without the ballets, for a production that received generous praise in Palermo and on tour.

Picture format: NTSC 16:9

Sound format: Dolby ac3 2.0 and DTS 5.1

Language: Italian

Subtitles: Italian, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean

Region code: 0 (worldwide)

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Roberto Frontali (Macbeth), Anna Pirozzi (Lady Macbeth), Marko Mimica (Banco), Vincenzo Costanzo (Macduff), Manuel Pierattelli (Malcolm), Nicolò Ceriani (Medico), Federica Alfano (Dama), Francesco Cusumano (Duncano), Nunziatina Lo Presti (Fleanzio)

Orchestra, Coro e Corpo di ballo del Teatro Massimo, Gabriele Ferro, Emma Dante