New Zealand Opera Presents:
21 September – 22 October
Francesco Maria Piave after William Shakespeare
No one writes about the nature of power better than Shakespeare and to this Verdi brings an all-encompassing dramatic energy through his music.
Be prepared for total theatre. This new production by Netia Jones, conducted by Christopher Franklin, features Phillip Rhodes and Amanda Echalaz in their international role debuts as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.
With a stellar cast of kiwi talent including Wade Kernot, Jared Holt, Emmanuel Fonoti-Fuimaono, Morag Atchison and the New Zealand Opera Chorus.
Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
Conductor: Christopher Franklin
Director, Set & Costume Designer, Video Designer: Netia Jones
Assistant Director: Jacqueline Coats
Chorus Director: Claire Caldwell (AKL), Michael Vinten (WLG), Andrew Crooks (CHC)
Macbeth: Phillip Rhodes
Lady Macbeth: Amanda Echalaz
Banquo: Wade Kernot
Macduff: Jared Holt
Malcolm: Emmanuel Fonoti-Fuimaono
Lady-in-Waiting: Morag Atchison
Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
Christchurch Symphony Orchestra
New Zealand Opera Chorus
21, 23 September, 7.30pm
25 September, 2.30pm
Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre
5, 7 October, 7.30pm
9 October, 2.30pm
St James Theatre
20, 22 October 7.30pm
Isaac Theatre Royal
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