Netrebko & Domingo in Macbeth @ Staatsoper Berlin
New production staged by Harry Kupfer & conducted by Daniel Barenboim – shot in 4K UHD.
Macbeth © Bernd Uhlig
Giuseppe Verdi’s powerful opera “Macbeth” received a fulminant staging at the newly reopened Staatsoper Unter den Linden by legendary stage director Harry Kupfer.
In this new production, filmed in 4K Ultra High Definition, superstars Plácido Domingo and Anna Netrebko were singing the title roles. Maestro Daniel Barenboim led the Staatskapelle Berlin portraying the many-layered motives of the opera’s characters “at their very best” (NZZ). This “magical moment of opera” (NZZ) was an “exhilarating success” (SZ). While Domingo “still fascinates the audience after decades” (rbb24), Netrebko performed “perhaps the best role of her life” yet (rbb24).
Kwangchul Youn and Fabio Sartori shone as Banquo and Macduff. With monumental choral scenes, the Staatsopernchor did not only sing, but also play its acting role brilliantly. With its black marble halls and its larger-than-life-projections, the stage design by Hans Schavernoch was striking. “A lot of cheering for this evening of legends.” (BR Klassik)
Produced in 4K UHD
A production of Unitel, NHK and ZDF/ARTE.
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