Just saw the HD presentation of Verdi’s Macbeth with the incomparable Anna Netrebko. Not only can she sing, but she projects herself into the role of Lady Macbeth in a manner that few actors would be able to accomplish. Her first two arias at the beginning of the opera are undeniably brilliant. There is still an opportunity to see the rebroadcast, so do yourself a favor and catch this memorable performance. The encore (rebroadcast of today’s live matinee) is scheduled for October 15th at a theater near you. Don’t miss it.
And by the way, Zeijko Lucic (as Macbeth), René Pape (Banquo) and Joseph Callejas (Macduff) give equally brilliant performances, but are dwarfed by the range of emotions and artistry of Netrebko. What a performance!