Shakespeare’s tale of ruthless desire set to some of Verdi’s most magnificent music is framed as a timeless political allegory described by Scottish director Paul Curran as "a dark journey into the dark recesses of the mind." Consumed by the promise of political power and propelled by his ambitious wife, Macbeth gets caught in a murderous web to claim the Scottish throne. But the crown comes at a terrible price.
Opera royalty Sondra Radvanovsky makes her highly anticipated role debut as Lady Macbeth, whose sleepwalking rants about her crimes—“Una macchia è qui tuttora”—lead to a chilling and bloody finale. Internationally renowned baritone Roberto Frontali, known for starring roles at the Metropolitan Opera and La Scala, returns to the Opera Philadelphia stage as Macbeth.