opera in four acts
libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
based on the tragedy by William Shakespeare
sung in Italian with Polish surtitles
Macbeth is Verdi's first opera based on William Shakespeare. It is a bloody tale of power's allure. Power is a great force, but one that turns against its wielder when improperly handled. Macbeth is considered Verdi's first great
opera, which is owed to Francesco Maria Piave's ingenious libretto and the immensely dramatic music.
materials made available by the organizer: Teatr Wielki