Opera Night Saturday 23 December 2017
Star soprano Anna Netrebko gives a riveting performance as the malevolent Lady Macbeth, the central character in Verdi's retelling of Shakespeare's tragedy. She is joined by Zeljko Lucic, who brings dramatic intensity and vocal authority to the title role of the honest general driven to murder and deceit by his ambitious wife. Ildebrando D'Arcangelo is Banquo and Yusik Eyvazov is Macduff in this recent production with the Royal Opera House Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Antonio Pappano. (Anna Netrebko as Lady Macbeth c/o Royal Opera House/Bill Cooper)
This recent Deutsche Grammophon recording of La Clemenza di Tito, Mozart’s opera about the benevolent Emperor Titus who forgives an assassination attempt, features Joyce DiDonato as Sesto, Rolando Villazón as Tito, Marina Rebeka as Vitellia, and our own Tara Erraught (pictured) as Annio, Regula Mühlemann as Servilia and Adam Plachetka is Publio. The Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the RIAS Kammerchor is conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.