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Opera Film Macbeth (2014)

Hosted by the Consul of the Beijing Movie Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sun 15 Nov 14:30 - 17:00

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General Macbeth, the cousin of the King of Scotland Duncan, meets a witch after ward off an attack. The witch predicts that Macbeth would become Thane of Cawdor and king hereafter, while has no male offspring to inherit the throne. Instead, another general Banco, never a king himself, but is the progenitor of a line of future kings. After coming back, Duncan names Macbeth Thane of Cawdor, which makes Macbeth be surprised. Then, he murders Duncan and usurps the throne, with the support and connivance of Ms. Macbeth. To avoid other people’s usurpation, he kills Banco, Macduff’s wife and children. Although Macbeth achieves his aim, the fear and suspicion have created illusions in his brain, and his wife, Ms. Macbeth, also lives in the fear and sleepwalks frequently, which lead to her death. Being utterly isolated, Macbeth fails in the war and dies, and Ducan’s son Malcolm becomes the new king at the end.

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Author: William Shakespeare
Script: Francesco Maria Piave
Conductor: Fabio Luisi
Stage Director: Adrian Noble
Film Director: Gary Halvorson
Presenter: The Metropolitan Opera

Cast
Lady Macbeth: Anna Netrebko
Macduff: Joseph Calleja
Macbeth: Željko Lučić
Banquo: René Pape