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John Pritchard, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Kostas Paskalis, Josephine Barstow - Verdi: Macbeth (2005/1972)

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John Pritchard, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Kostas Paskalis, Josephine Barstow - Verdi: Macbeth (2005/1972)

John Pritchard, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Kostas Paskalis, Josephine Barstow - Verdi: Macbeth (2005/1972)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.88 Gb (DVD9) | 146 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: Deutsch, English, Espanol, Francais

This epic opera inspired by Shakespeare's tragic masterpiece was written in 1847, but did not receive its British premiere until 1938 when it was presented for the first time at Glyndebourne. The tragedy is a penetrating, concentrated, and harrowing study of the ambition of Macbeth and his wife, Lady Macbeth. In the end both seem to verge on hallucination and madness as they recoil from the mayhem they have created around them. The production features an outstanding international cast, with the Greek baritone Kostas Paskalis in the title role and British star Josephine Barstow making an exciting debut as Lady Macbeth. Proceedings are conducted by the sympathetic baton of John Prithard. The designer, Emanuele Luzzati, has created a series of stunning visual impressions, including the chilling witches' chorus, the sumptuous banquet at which Macbeth sees the ghost of Banquo and Lady Macbeth's heart-rending sleepwalking scene.

Cast:
Macbeth - Kostas Paskalis
Lady Macbeth - Josephine Barstow
Banquo - James Morris
Macduff - Keith Erwen
Lady-in-waiting - Rae Woodland
Malcolm - Ian Caley
The Glyndebourne Chorus
The London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor - John Pritchard

John Pritchard, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Kostas Paskalis, Josephine Barstow - Verdi: Macbeth (2005/1972)
John Pritchard, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Kostas Paskalis, Josephine Barstow - Verdi: Macbeth (2005/1972)
John Pritchard, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Kostas Paskalis, Josephine Barstow - Verdi: Macbeth (2005/1972)
John Pritchard, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Kostas Paskalis, Josephine Barstow - Verdi: Macbeth (2005/1972)