This is a list of recordings of Macbeth , an opera by Giuseppe Verdi. The first performance of the work was on 14 March 1847 at the Teatro della Pergola in Florence. Verdi subsequently revised the work and the first performance of this version was on 21 April 1865 at the Théâtre Lyrique in Paris.
Macbeth is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi, with an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave and additions by Andrea Maffei, based on William Shakespeare's play of the same name. Written for the Teatro della Pergola in Florence, it was Verdi's tenth opera and premiered on 14 March 1847. Macbeth was the first Shakespeare play that Verdi adapted for the operatic stage. Almost twenty years later, Macbeth was revised and expanded in a French version and given in Paris on 19 April 1865.
Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi was an Italian opera composer. He was born near Busseto to a provincial family of moderate means, and developed a musical education with the help of a local patron. Verdi came to dominate the Italian opera scene after the era of Vincenzo Bellini, Gaetano Donizetti, and Gioachino Rossini, whose works significantly influenced him. By his 30s, he had become one of the pre-eminent opera composers in history.
The Teatro della Pergola is a historic opera house in Florence, Italy. It is located in the centre of the city on the Via della Pergola, from which the theatre takes its name. It was built in 1656 under the patronage of Cardinal Gian Carlo de' Medici to designs by the architect Ferdinando Tacca, son of the sculptor Pietro Tacca; its inaugural production was the opera buffa, Il potestà di Colognole by Jacopo Melani. The opera house, the first to be built with superposed tiers of boxes rather than raked semi-circular seating in the Roman fashion, is considered to be the oldest in Italy, having occupied the same site for more than 350 years.
Some recordingsand some performances today incorporate both Macbeth's final aria before he dies (from the original version) and the revised version's ending with the soldiers' chorus.
opera house and orchestra
|1978|| Peter Glossop,|
| John Matheson |
BBC Concert Orchestra and BBC Singers
|CD: Opera Rara |
Cat: ORCV 301
|2018|| Giovanni Meoni,|
Giuseppe Valentino Buzza
| Fabio Biondi |
|CD: Glossa Music |
opera house and orchestra
|1947|| Francesco Valentino,|
| Berthold Goldschmidt |
Scottish Orchestra, Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
(Live recording from Edinburgh Festival, 27 August 1947)
|CD: Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions |
Cat: CRQ CD004-5
| Vittorio Gui |
Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Communale di Firenze
(Live performance May 6)
|1952|| Enzo Mascherini,|
| Victor de Sabata |
La Scala Chorus and Orchestra
(Live recording of 7 Dec. performance)
Cat: MCD 063 H 115
|1959|| Leonard Warren,|
| Erich Leinsdorf |
Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra
|CD: RCA Victor |
|1964|| Giuseppe Taddei,|
| Thomas Schippers,|
Accademia di Santa Cecilia Orchestra and Chorus
|CD: Decca |
Cat: 433 039-2
|1970|| Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau,|
| Lamberto Gardelli,|
London Philharmonic Orchestra and Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Cat: 440 048-2
|1976|| Piero Cappuccilli,|
| Claudio Abbado,|
Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala
|CD: Deutsche Grammophon |
Cat: 449 732-2
|1976|| Sherrill Milnes,|
| Riccardo Muti,|
New Philharmonia Orchestra and Ambrosian Opera Chorus
|CD: EMI |
Cat: CMS 5 67128-2
|1986|| Leo Nucci,|
| Riccardo Chailly,|
Teatro Comunale di Bologna Orchestra and Chorus
|CD: Decca |
Cat: 417 525-2
Cat: 073 4380 and 1040309 (US)
|1986|| Piero Cappuccilli,|
Péter Kelen ,
| Lamberto Gardelli,|
Hungarian Radio and Television Chorus and Budapest Symphony Orchestra
|CD: Hungaroton |
Cat: HCD 12738-40
|1987|| Renato Bruson,|
| Giuseppe Sinopoli,|
Orchester und Chor der Deutsche Oper Berlin
(Live recording on video)
|DVD: ArtHaus Musik|
Cat: 100 141
|2001|| Thomas Hampson,|
| Franz Welser-Möst,|
Chorus and Orchestra of the Zürich Opera House
|2008|| Željko Lučić,|
| James Levine,|
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus, and Ballet
(Live recording of 12 Jan. performance)
|DVD: EMI Classics |
|2013|| Leo Nucci,|
| Bruno Bartoletti,|
Teatro Regio di Parma (2006 production)
Drected by Liliana Cavani, video direction by Andrea Bevilacqua
|DVD: C Major|
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