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Fri. Nov. 1, 2019

Giuseppe Verdi

Macbeth

Conductor: Giampaolo Maria Bisanti, Director: Christian Räth
With Plácido Domingo, Ryan Speedo Green, Tatiana Serjan, Jinxu Xiahou

 

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  • Giuseppe Verdi  |  Musik
  • Giampaolo Bisanti  |  Conductor
  • Christian Räth  |  Director
  • Gary McCann  |  Stage and costume design
  • Mark McCullough  |  Light Design
  • Nina Dunn  |  Video

Tatiana Serjan | Lady Macbeth

Russian soprano singer TATIANA SERJAN completed her vocal arts studies at the academy of music in St. Petersburg. Her repertoire comprises roles such as Lady Macbeth (Macbeth), Tosca, Leonora (Il trovatore), Amelia (Un ballo in maschera), Abigaille (Nabucco), Amelia (Simon Boccanegra), Odabella (Attila), Elvira (Ernani), Maddalena (Andrea Chénier). Tatiana Serjan performs at the world´s most important opera houses, for example the Semperoper in Dresden, the Teatro alla Scala di Milano, the Teatro Real in Madrid, the Teatro Nacional de São Carlos in Lisbon, the Mariinski theatre in St. Petersburg, the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Opera house Zurich as well as the opera houses in Chicago, Rome, Parma and festivals such as the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Bregenzer Festspiele and the Salzburger Festspiele. Current performances of Tatiana Serjan include Tosca and Abigaille at the Lyric Opera in Chicago, Tosca in Dresden, Lady Macbeth in Amsterdam, Leonora (Trovatore) and Tosca in St. Petersburg, Amelia (Simon Boccanegra) at La Scala, Amelia (Ballo in maschera) in Verona.

Jinxu Xiahou | Macduff

JINXU XIAHOU was born in Zibo in the Eastern Chinese province Shandong in December 1990. He began studying with Prof. Wang Xianlin in 2008 at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing (China) and completed his studies as bachelor.  He made his Europe debut in 2010, when he sang at the annual Classic Night in Zurich. In the year 2011 he was finalist of the renowned international singing competition Neue Stimmen of the Bertelsmann Foundation in Gütersloh and won the third prize. He appeared as Ferrando in a concert performance of Cosí fan tutte with Macao Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2017 he gave his recital debut at the Wiener Musikverein. In 2012 he debuted at the Wiener Staatsoper where he has sung among others Nemorino, Don Ramiro, Ernesto (Don Pasquale), Gaston (La traviata), Sänger (Der Rosenkavalier), Stimme des Seemanns (Tristan und Isolde), Cassio (Otello), Abdallo (Nabucco), Fetodik (Drei Schwestern), Macduff (Macbeth). He is a member of the ensemble of the Wiener Staatsoper.

Plácido Domingo | Macbeth

KS PLÁCIDO DOMINGO is one of the most significant artists of the 20th century and has been the international benchmark of interpreting for decades. His vocal repertoire, which he extended to works such as Simon Boccanegra and Rigoletto, includes 134 different roles – a number which has not been reached by any other tenor so far. As a conductor, Plácido Domingo has directed over 450 operas and concert performances. Also as an Opera Director (Los Angeles Opera and Washington National Opera, he has made a name for himself. At the Wiener Staatsoper, where he is an honorary member, he gave his debut in 1967 (Don Carlo) on more than 220 evenings (34 times as the conductor). He has sang here among others Radames, Don José, Don Carlo, Gustaf III., Stiffelio, Otello, Canio,Rigoletto-Herzog, Cavaradossi, Manrico, Siegmund, Idomeneo, Lohen­grin, Rodolfo, Dick Johnson, Hoffmann, Turiddu, Faust, Loris, Samson, Enzo Grimaldo, Parsifal, Hermann, and Simon Boccanegra. Aside from this, up until now Plácido Domingo has conducted performances from Aida, Carmen, Die Fledermaus, Macbeth, I puritani, Tosca, La traviata, Il trovatore, Nabucco, to Madama Butterfly in the House on the Ring.

 

Ryan Speedo Green | Banquo

Ryan Speedo Green comes from Suffolk (Virginia) in the USA, and studied at the Florida State University and the Hartt School of Music. He has won several prizes from singing competitions and recently completed the coveted Lindemann Young Artists Development Program of the New York Metropolitan Opera. In the 2013/2014 season, he sang the roles of Onkel Bonzo in Madama Butterfly and the Schließer in Tosca at the New York Met. In the years leading to that in the Met, he also sang in Mandarin in Turandot as well as in Parsifal. Further works in his repertoire include Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Don Profondo (Il viaggio a Reims), Commendatore (Don Giovanni), Colline (La Bohème), and Don Magnifico (La cenerentola). On the concert stage, Ryan Speedo Green has sung in Händels Messias, in Mozarts Requiem, in Beethovens 9. Symphonie, in Verdis Requiem, and in Mozarts Coronationmass. In the 2014/2015 season, he will be Rambo in Death of Klinghoffer in the New York Met. From September 2014, he will be an ensemblemember of the Wiener Staatsoper and sang here, among others,  Fouquier Tinville (Andrea Chénier), Mönch (Don Carlo), Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Pope (Lady Macbeth von Mzensk), Sparafucile (Rigoletto), Titurel, Angelotti (Tosca), König (Aida).
 

After a victorious battle, the witches prophesy that the Scottish general Macbeth will become Thane of Cawdor and King of Scotland; his companion Banquo, on the other hand, is to become the father of kings. Only a short time later, messengers from King Duncan announce that the latter has appointed Macbeth Thane of Cawdor. Macbeth relates these events in a letter to his wife, arousing their ambition. As soon as an opportunity to assassinate the king arises, Lady Macbeth eggs her husband Macbeth on to carry out the deed. The kind is duly murdered and all traces carefully removed. Disquieted by the witches’ prophesy that Banquo is to become the father of kings, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth resolve to slay Banquo and his son too. However, Banquo’s son escapes. The murdered Banquo appears to Macbeth in a vision. Horrified, Macbeth seeks out the witches once more to discover more about his fate. The witches predict that he will reign until such a time as Birnnam Wood moves against him, and the no man born of a woman will be able to kill him. Lady Macbeth wanders around the castle in her sleep, her guilt weighing heavily upon her and finally driving her to an untimely death. A messenger tells Macbeth that Birnam Wood is approaching the castle – the advancing soldiers have camouflaged themselves with branches. Macbeth does battle with Macduff, who is able to slay Macbeth as he was not born of a woman, but torn from his mother’s womb. The victors welcome Malcom as their new king.