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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 – whose Macbeth Verdi had loved since his youth. Some will recognize director Viesturs Meikšāns and scenographer Reinis Suhanovs for their new production of Kristaps Pētersons’ opera-lecture Mikhail and Mikhail Play Chess, which received numerous awards.

Macbeth: Samsons Izjumovs, Vladislav Sulimsky
Lady Macbeth: Tatiana Melnychenko, Yulianna Bawarska
Banco : Krišjānis Norvelis, Romāns Poļisadovs
Macduff: Sergey Polyakov, Andris Ludvigs
Malcolm: Raimonds Bramanis, Mihail Chulpaev
Lady-in-waiting: Gunta Cēse, Ance Purmale
Apparitions: Rihards Mačanovskis, Rihards Millers
Doctor: Rihards Mačanovskis, Armands Siliņš
Herald: Viesturs Vītols, Kārlis Saržants
Servant to Macbeth: Viesturs Vītols, Kārlis Saržants
Assassin: Viesturs Vītols, Kārlis Saržants