Macbeth

Giuseppe Verdi - Spring 2019

Macbeth will be king. But royalty comes at a price

Director 
James Dacre
Conductor 
Gerry Cornelius
Designer 
Frankie Bradshaw
Lighting Designer 
Rory Beaton

Guardian ★★★★
Evening Standard ★★★★
Telegraph ★★★★

The witches have a prophecy: Macbeth will be king, but the
crown comes at a terrible price.

The blood-soaked path to power is followed by two characters
who are among the very finest created by Shakespeare,
and by Verdi.

Gerry Cornelius conducts his first opera for ETO, directed by James Dacre. Andrew Porter’s careful English translation brings as much of Shakespeare to the production as possible.

Sung in English with English surtitles
Running time: approx. 2 hours 30 minutes (inc. interval)

Showing At

  1. Hackney Empire
    9th Mar 2019 - 7:30 pm
  2. Storyhouse, Chester
    15th Mar 2019 - 7:30 pm
  3. Coronation Hall, Ulverston
    19th Mar 2019 - 7:30 pm
  4. Buxton Opera House
    22nd Mar 2019 - 7:30 pm
  5. Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
    25th Mar 2019 - 7:30 pm
  6. York Theatre Royal
    29th Mar 2019 - 7:30 pm
  7. Cambridge Arts Theatre
    2nd Apr 2019 - 7:30 pm
  8. Cambridge Arts Theatre
    5th Apr 2019 - 7:30 pm
  9. Snape Maltings Concert Hall
    12th Apr 2019 - 7:30 pm
  10. Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield
    16th Apr 2019 - 7:45 pm
  11. Curve, Leicester
    22nd Apr 2019 - 7:30 pm
  12. Norwich Theatre Royal
    26th Apr 2019 - 7:30 pm
  13. Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
    30th Apr 2019 - 7:30 pm
  14. Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
    3rd May 2019 - 7:30 pm
  15. Churchill Theatre, Bromley
    7th May 2019 - 7:30 pm
  16. The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
    10th May 2019 - 7:30 pm
  17. Gala Theatre, Durham
    13th May 2019 - 7:30 pm
  18. Perth Festival, Perth Concert Hall
    16th May 2019 - 7:30 pm
  19. Exeter Northcott Theatre
    21st May 2019 - 7:30 pm
  20. Exeter Northcott Theatre
    24th May 2019 - 7:30 pm
  21. Lighthouse, Poole
    31st May 2019 - 7:30 pm
    Book Online Now
  1. Hackney Empire — 9th Mar 2019 - 7:30 pm

    291 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 1EJ

  2. Storyhouse, Chester — 15th Mar 2019 - 7:30 pm

    Hunter Street, Chester, CH1 2AR

  3. Coronation Hall, Ulverston — 19th Mar 2019 - 7:30 pm

    County Square, Ulverston, LA12 7LZ

  4. Buxton Opera House — 22nd Mar 2019 - 7:30 pm

    Water Street, SK17 6XN

  5. Wolverhampton Grand Theatre — 25th Mar 2019 - 7:30 pm

    Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1DE

  6. York Theatre Royal — 29th Mar 2019 - 7:30 pm

    YO1 7HD

  7. Cambridge Arts Theatre — 2nd Apr 2019 - 7:30 pm

    6 St Edward's Passage, Cambridge, CB2 3PJ

  8. Cambridge Arts Theatre — 5th Apr 2019 - 7:30 pm

    6 St Edward's Passage, Cambridge, CB2 3PJ

  9. Snape Maltings Concert Hall — 12th Apr 2019 - 7:30 pm

    Aldeburgh Music, Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape, Suffolk, IP17 1SP

  10. Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield — 16th Apr 2019 - 7:45 pm

    55 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S1 1DA

  11. Curve, Leicester — 22nd Apr 2019 - 7:30 pm

    Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 1SB

  12. Norwich Theatre Royal — 26th Apr 2019 - 7:30 pm

    Theatre Street, Norwich, NR2 1RL

  13. Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham — 30th Apr 2019 - 7:30 pm

    Regent Street, Cheltenham, GL50 1HQ

  14. Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham — 3rd May 2019 - 7:30 pm

    Regent Street, Cheltenham, GL50 1HQ

  15. Churchill Theatre, Bromley — 7th May 2019 - 7:30 pm

    High Street, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1HA

  16. The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury — 10th May 2019 - 7:30 pm

    The Friars, Canterbury, CT1 2AS

  17. Gala Theatre, Durham — 13th May 2019 - 7:30 pm

    1 Millennium Place, Town Centre, Durham, DH1 1WA

  18. Perth Festival, Perth Concert Hall — 16th May 2019 - 7:30 pm

    Mill Street, Perth, PH1 5HZ

  19. Exeter Northcott Theatre — 21st May 2019 - 7:30 pm

    Exeter Northcott, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QB

  20. Exeter Northcott Theatre — 24th May 2019 - 7:30 pm

    Exeter Northcott, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QB

  21. Lighthouse, Poole — 31st May 2019 - 7:30 pm

    Kingland Road, Poole, BH15 1UG

James Dacre

James Dacre

Director

Gerry Cornelius

Gerry Cornelius

Conductor

Frankie Bradshaw

Frankie Bradshaw

Designer

Rory Beaton

Rory Beaton

Lighting Designer

Cast

Grant Doyle

Grant Doyle

Macbeth

Born in Australia, he studied in Adelaide and the RCM. A former Royal Opera Young Artist, his roles there have included Čekunov House of the Dead, Ping Turandot, Le Dancaïre Carmen, Billy Anna Nicole, Schaunard and Harlequin Ariadne auf Naxos. Other appearances include Prince Yeletsky (Opera Holland Park), Forester Cunning Little Vixen, Don Giovanni (Garsington), Robin Oakapple Ruddigore (Opera North), Abraham Clemency (Scottish Opera), Sir Thomas in Dove’s Mansfield Park (Grange Festival), Oreste (Sydney), Zurga Les pêcheurs de perles (Opera Queensland), Starbuck in Jake Heggie’s Moby-Dick (Adelaide), Ned Keene Peter Grimes (Gran Canaria), Mike in Adams’s I Was Looking at the Ceiling (Rome) and Demetrius (Madrid, Berlin). ETO roles include Figaro (Barber of Seville), Paolo (Simon Boccanegra), Hector (King Priam), Emireno (Ottone), Eduardo (L’assedio di Calais), Marcello (La boheme), Oreste (Iphigénie en Tauride), Nello (Pia de’ Tolomei), Teucer (Dardanus) and Tiridate (Radamisto).

Madeleine Pierard

Madeleine Pierard

Lady Macbeth

Madeleine Pierard studied at the RCM and NOS and was a Jette Parker Young Artist with The Royal Opera.

For The Royal Opera, roles include Contessa di Folleville (Il Viaggio a Reims), Musetta, Lisa (La Sonnambula) and Noémie (Cendrillon). Other recent roles include Violetta, Pat Nixon and Musetta with NZ Opera; Musetta at the Royal Albert Hall; Louise, Cecilio (Lucio Silla) and Elettra for The Buxton Festival; Female Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia in Tianjin, China and Régine in Rufus Wainwright’s Prima Donna.

Madeleine’s recent concert appearances include performances with the NZSO, RPO, l’Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne and the Orchestre Symphonique de Strasbourg. Madeleine has also appeared in recitals at the Wigmore and Cadogan Halls and the Royal Opera House.

Tanya Hurst

Tanya Hurst

Lady Macbeth | Nurse

Ms Hurst will sing the role of Lady Macbeth in Ulverston (19 March), Sheffield (16 April) and Perth (16 May).

Tanya Hurst studied in Australia before attending the Royal Northern College of Music and gaining an MA in Music with Distinction.

Awards include the Czech Song Prize, the Emmy Destinn Young Singer’s Award and the Claire Croiza Prize for French Song. She was a finalist in the Wagner Society of England’s Competition.

Tanya Hurst performed Gerhilde Die Walküre at the new Grange Park Opera where she returned to cover the leading role of Amelia Ballo in Maschera.

Her repertoire includes The Fox Cunning Little Vixen, Gretel Hansel and Gretel, Lady-in-Waiting Macbeth, Kundry, Erste Blumenmädchen, Erste Knappe Parsifal, Kate Pinkerton Madame Butterfly, Marenka Bartered Bride, First and Second Ladies The Magic Flute, Annina La Traviata, Antonia Les Contes d’Hoffmann and Musetta La bohème.

Andrew Slater

Andrew Slater

Banquo

For the last thirty years Andrew has been singing principal roles with UK opera companies. Thanks to the solid singing technique provided by the RNCM in the 1980s his voice has remained fresh as the odd grey hair has arrived, and he now looks and sounds ideal for the low voice roles of nobility or malevolence which abound in the repertoire. He is also good as the fat funny bloke. There is, in fact a role to suit him in almost every opera. He is eternally good humoured – taking as a blessing that his job is the activity he would do for fun around a conventional career. Married to a soprano whose international career allows him to travel the world in style, he also teaches a bit at the University of Huddersfield.

Amar Muchhala

Amar Muchhala

MacDuff

Amar Muchhala made his Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, debut in 2013 and starred as the lead Alex in the world premier of Glare, by Søren Nils Eichberg at ROH, 2014. He covered the role of Pasterz in the 2015 ROH production of Krol Roger, Szymanowski, directed by Kasper Holten under the baton of Maestro Antonio Pappano. He made a series of house debuts in Germany in 2017: Staatsoper Hannover, followed by Theatre Magdeburg, where he essayed the tenor lead Camille Desmoulins, in Gottfried von Einem’s opera Dantons Tod. Resident in London, Amar was born in Bombay and studied Business Management and French literature at Franklin & Marshall College, USA, only to pursue music on the world renowned opera course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. Having recently appeared on the stage of the English National Opera, London under the baton of Martyn Brabbins, he remains focused on lyrico-spinto repertoire.

David Lynn

David Lynn

Malcolm

David Lynn hails from Ballina, Co. Mayo in the West of Ireland, and has studied at the Dublin Conservatory of Music and Drama, privately with Robert Dean, and at the Alexander Gibson Opera School, Glasgow. He was a Northern Ireland Opera Young Artist 2015/16 and has sung with Wide Open Opera, Wexford Festival Opera, Scottish Opera, Opera Theatre Company and Opera North. Roles include Ferrando (Cosi Fan Tutte), Fenton (Falstaff), Flute (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Quint The Turn of the Screw, Alfredo La Traviata and Pang Turandot. He has most recently been an Alvarez Young Artist with Garsington Opera, appearing in Capriccio (3rd Diener), Falstaff and Magic Flute, covering the role of Fenton in Falstaff.

Ed Hawkins

Ed Hawkins

Doctor

Edward read music at King’s College, London, studying trumpet at the Royal Academy of Music with Iaan Wilson. After graduating in 2001, he began play-ing and recording with various orchestras and small ensembles across the UK.

Having started singing aged 26 Edward quickly began to develop a profes-sional career, studying privately with Russell Smythe and Gary Coward. In 2015 he joined the Glyndebourne Chorus, where Edward has covered Flora’s Servant (La Traviata), sung in the 8-part semi chorus in Brett Dean’s Hamlet, as well as performing one of the servants in Fiona Shaw’s new production of Massenet’s Cendrillon.

Jenny Stafford

Jenny Stafford

Chorus | Nurse

Ms Stafford will sing the role of the Nurse in Macbeth in Ulverston (19 March), Sheffield (16 April) and Perth (16 May).

Yorkshire-born soprano Jenny Stafford studied at the Royal Academy of Music where she won the Isabel Jay Operatic Prize and Dame Eva Turner Operatic Award. She was a semi-finalist in the Kathleen Ferrier Awards 2015, a finalist in the Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards and prizewinner at the Dean&Chadlington Singing Competition.

Recent opera highlights include: Sarah MacMillan’s Clemency (Dutch National Opera), Tisbe Isouard’s Cendrillon (Bampton Classical Opera), Alice Ford cover (Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko) Pied Piper Willcocks (Opera North), Frasquita (The Grange Festival), Vitellia (Cadogan Hall), Fiordiligi (Bury Court Opera), First Lady (Grimeborn Festival) and Mimì (Woodhouse Opera).

A formidable new production… don’t miss it.

Guardian ★★★★

This is 19th-century Italian opera at its most intense.

Evening Standard ★★★★

…a lively production

Telegraph ★★★★

Showing At

  1. Hackney Empire
    9th Mar 2019 - 7:30 pm
  2. Storyhouse, Chester
    15th Mar 2019 - 7:30 pm
  3. Coronation Hall, Ulverston
    19th Mar 2019 - 7:30 pm
  4. Buxton Opera House
    22nd Mar 2019 - 7:30 pm
  5. Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
    25th Mar 2019 - 7:30 pm
  6. York Theatre Royal
    29th Mar 2019 - 7:30 pm
  7. Cambridge Arts Theatre
    2nd Apr 2019 - 7:30 pm
  8. Cambridge Arts Theatre
    5th Apr 2019 - 7:30 pm
  9. Snape Maltings Concert Hall
    12th Apr 2019 - 7:30 pm
  10. Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield
    16th Apr 2019 - 7:45 pm
  11. Curve, Leicester
    22nd Apr 2019 - 7:30 pm
  12. Norwich Theatre Royal
    26th Apr 2019 - 7:30 pm
  13. Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
    30th Apr 2019 - 7:30 pm
  14. Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
    3rd May 2019 - 7:30 pm
  15. Churchill Theatre, Bromley
    7th May 2019 - 7:30 pm
  16. The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
    10th May 2019 - 7:30 pm
  17. Gala Theatre, Durham
    13th May 2019 - 7:30 pm
  18. Perth Festival, Perth Concert Hall
    16th May 2019 - 7:30 pm
  19. Exeter Northcott Theatre
    21st May 2019 - 7:30 pm
  20. Exeter Northcott Theatre
    24th May 2019 - 7:30 pm
  21. Lighthouse, Poole
    31st May 2019 - 7:30 pm
    Book Online Now

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