Ildebrando D'Arcangelo

Ildebrando D’Arcangelo and Anna Netrebko at the Munich SO!


Italian bass Ildebrando D’Arcangelo is Banquo, an early ally who becomes an unwitting target during Macbeth’s pursuit of power!

“Ildebrando D’Arcangelo was a thought-provoking Banquo who sang with bronzed stentorian tones.” operatoday about MacBeth in LosAngeles october 2016 with James Conlon and Placido Domingo


18, 21, 27 Dec 2016

Bayerische Staatsoper



Conductor  Paolo Carignani

Director  Martin Kušej

Sets  Martin Zehetgruber

Costumes  Werner Fritz

Lighting  Reinhard Traub

Chorus master  Sören Eckhoff

Dramaturge  Sebastian Huber, Olaf A Schmitt


Macbeth   Franco Vassallo

Banco   Ildebrando D’Arcangelo

Lady Macbeth   Anna Netrebko

Dama di Lady Macbeth   Ayşe Şenogul

Macduff   Yusif Eyvazov

Malcolm   Dean PowerArzt

5817-275-bav_macbeth_netrebko_wilfried_hoslIn honeyed tones, Lord and Lady Macbeth reveal their passionate and bizarre emotions to us. But behind this beauty there lurks an abyss, which Verdi unveils with one of the cruelest dramas in the history of world literature. In their struggle to seize power and retain it once it has been usurped, Macbeth and his lady commit one murder after another. The unwavering nature of their desire imbues their love with a radicality that would have been unthinkable on the operatic stage before this work. “The subject matter of this opera is neither political nor religious: it is fantastic,” wrote Verdi and brought Shakespeare’s play closer to a more “romantic” reading. In actual fact, the witches, ghosts and apparitions, the eerie elements, which dominate the musical and dramatic flow, in short the whole world of this opera can be regarded as an outward image of its protagonists’ inner state.


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