Opera Verdi Europa Presents an Opulent Production of Verdi’s ‘Macbeth’
Posted: October 21, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am
Praised by the Washington Post for its “international level of excellence” and “skillful musicianship,” Opera Verdi Europa continues its tradition of performing great musical works internationally with a return to George Mason’s Center for the Arts on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 4 p.m.
The opera will present Verdi’s interpretation of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, ‘Macbeth.’ Verdi’s love for Shakespeare is evident in every facet of the opera, as he gives voice to this timeless tale of greed, guilt and betrayal. Macbeth has everything an audience could wish for – revenge, murder and madness, and perhaps the most notorious figures ever portrayed in literature. Verdi’s orchestration and masterful vocal writing heighten the mood of suspense and terror.
Opera Verdi Europa
Opera Verdi Europa has won accolades for its rich European operatic tradition since its inception in 1996. The group’s repertoire and carefully selected talents (musicians, singers and dancers are skillfully chosen from among the best Bulgarian artists) have allowed the company to rapidly develop both artistically and professionally.
The performance is sung in Italian with English supertitles.
A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, is held 45 minutes prior to the curtain on the Grand Tier of the Concert Hall. Tickets are $40, $32 and $20. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468, or visit www.tickets.com.