Opera San Antonio presents Macbeth
The story of Macbeth, described by Verdi, the composer, as “one of mankind’s greatest creations,” is a classic thriller of power, greed, and the destructive costs of tyrannical ambition. Set to Verdi’s gripping and ferocious music, Macbeth is a spellbinding opera with musical fireworks and stunning drama.
The victorious war general Macbeth listens to the prophesies of three witches, who say he will one day be king of Scotland. Macbeth and his wife are overcome by an uncontrollable desire for power, but the road to the throne is bathed in blood and leads only to insanity and death. Macbeth is Giuseppe Verdi’s tenth opera and his first to be inspired by William Shakespeare.
Sung in Italian with English supertitles.