Verdi: Macbeth

Naxos: 8660259-60

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Verdi: Macbeth

Label:

Naxos

Catalogue No:

8660259-60
(8.660259-60)

Discs:

2

Release date:

1st Sept 2009

Barcode:

0730099025973

Length:

2 hours 23 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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Verdi: Macbeth


Giuseppe Altomare, Olha Zhuravel, Pavel Kudinov, Rubens Pelizzari & Marco Voleri

FORM – Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana & Coro Lirico Marchigiano, Daniele Callegari

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Verdi was justifiably pleased with Macbeth, his tenth opera and his first on a Shakespearian subject – it would long remain his own favourite among his ‘early period’ operas.

Eighteen years later, at the invitation of the Théâtre Lyrique in Paris, he substantially revised the score, and this is the version (sung in Italian) presented here.

The talented young cast is headed by Giuseppe Altomare as Macbeth, one of Verdi’s most profoundly modern anti-heroes – a political animal driven to bloody regicide yet doomed by his very success – with Olha Zhuravel as his obsessively ambitious wife, driven to madness by her own guilt.

Giuseppe Verdi: Macbeth

Preludio

Act I: Che faceste? Dite su! (Chorus)

Act I: Giorno non vidi mai (Macbeth, Banquo, Chorus)

Act I: Due vaticini compiuti or sono (Macbeth, Banquo, Chorus)

Act I: S'allontanarono! (Chorus)

Act I: Nel di della vittoria … Ambizioso spirto … Vieni t'affretta (Lady Macbeth, a Servant)

Act I: Or tutti sorgete (Lady Macbeth)

Act I: Oh donna mia! (Macbeth, Lady Macbeth)

Act I: Sappia la sposa mia (Macbeth, Lady Macbeth)

Act I: Fatal mia donna! (Macbeth, Lady Macbeth)

Act I: Di destarlo per tempo (Macduff, Banquo, Lady Macbeth, Malcolm, Macbeth, a Lady's Maid, Chorus)

Act I: Schiudi, inferno (Lady Macbeth, Macbeth, Banquo, Macduff, Malcolm, a Lady's Maid, Chorus)

Act II: Perche mi sfuggi...? (Lady Macbeth, Macbeth)

Act II: La luce langue (Lady Macbeth)

Act II: Chi v'impose unirvi a noi? (Chorus)

Act II: Studia il passo, o mio figlio! … Come dal ciel precipita (Banquo)

Act II: Salve, O Re! (Chorus, Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, a Lady's Maid, Macduff)

Act II: Si colmi il calice (Lady Macbeth, Chorus, a Lady's Maid, Macduff, Macbeth, a Murderer)

Act II: Sangue a me… (Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Chorus, a Lady's Maid, Macduff)

Act III: Tre volte miagola (Chorus)

Act III: Ballet

Act III: Finche appelli silenti m'attendete (Macbeth, Chorus, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Apparition)

Act III: Fuggi, regal fantasima… (Macbeth, Chorus)

Act III: Ove son io? Svaniro! (Macbeth, Lady Macbeth)

Act IV: Patria oppressa! (Chorus)

Act IV: O figli, o figli miei! … Ah, la paterna mano (Macduff)

Act IV: Dove siam? Che bosco e quello? (Malcom, Chorus, Macduff)

Act IV: Vegliammo invan due notti (A Doctor, A Lady's Maid, Lady Macbeth)

Act IV: Una macchia e qui tutt'ora (Lady Macbeth, a Doctor, a Lady's Maid)

Act IV: Perfidi! All'Anglo contro me v'unite! (Macbeth)

Act IV: Pieta, rispetto, amore (Macbeth)

Act IV: Ella e morta! (Chorus, Macbeth, a Lady's Maid, Macduff)

Act IV: Vittoria! Vittoria! (Chorus, Malcolm, Macduff)

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