Metropolitan Opera

Verdi's Macbeth

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Join us at 1 pm for the Metropolitan Opera's broadcast of Verdi's "Macbeth," recorded in the fall of 2014 and starring Anna Netrebko and Željko Lucic as the scheming couple.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

The 20-Minute Macbeth

Friday, November 21, 2014

Come on Macduff, let's play rough! Brother Blue retells Shakespeare's Macbeth as "Max's Blues" using the idioms and language of the street.
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Around Broadway

Kenneth Branagh Makes NY Stage Debut in Macbeth

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

If the witches in Shakespeare's Macbeth need a lot of space to cook up their double helping of toil and trouble, they've got it at the Park Avenue Armory. Charles Isherwood reports.


World of Opera

Verdi's Macbeth from Madrid

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Among the hundreds of Shakespeare-based operas, truly successful examples are astonishingly rare — a generous estimate would put the count at about half-a-dozen. Even more remarkable is that Verdi alone accounted for three of them. His Macbeth may not be heard quite so often as Otello and Falstaff, but it's still among his finest scores.


Studio 360

Alan Cumming

Friday, May 24, 2013

Alan Cumming likes doing accents. He’s played a German mutant in the X-Men franchise, a Russian Bond villain, and the venomous Washington operative Eli Gold on The Good Wife. Cumming is actually Scottish and he is playing a famous Scot on Broadway right now in Macbeth ...

Bonus Track: Kurt’s extended conversation with Alan Cumming

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Top Three Moments for Verdi's Lady Macbeth

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Verdi's musical transformation of Shakespeare's Macbeth shines the spotlight so brightly on his ruthless and ambitious wife that perhaps the opera should be renamed in her honor.

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Around Broadway

A Madman's Macbeth

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood considers an unusual version of Macbeth starring Scottish actor Alan Cumming.


WQXR Features

Baritone Thomas Hampson: A Met 'Mastersinger'

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Today at 4:30 pm, hear host Midge Woolsey's interview with baritone Thomas Hampson. He talks about his company role debut as Verdi's Macbeth at the Metropolitan Opera.

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Warm Up: Thomas Hampson is a 'Cheap Drunk,' but Never on a Show Day

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

In the latest installment of Operavore's "Warm Up" series, Thomas Hampson reveals his secret to mediating his big thoughts with big roles.

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Thomas Hampson: The Met's Macbeth

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Five years ago, the LA Times named Thomas Hampson’s title role performance in Verdi’s Macbeth at the San Francisco Opera one of the “Best of 2007.” This week, the baritone brings his portrayal of the Shakespeare character to the Met for the first time. He joins us in the studio to talk about this role - and his other recent projects.



Listening to the Dark: The SITI Company Stages Welles

Thursday, October 14, 2010

WNYC reviews a double bill of two “radio plays”: a reenactment of "War of the Worlds," and an unsettling, deconstructed "Macbeth" using Welles’ original play script.


Studio 360

Shakespeare on the Small Screen

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

This week, the Royal Shakespeare Company announced that it will come to New York for a five-play residency during the summer of 2011, as part of the Lincoln Center Festival.  And the company will perform the plays in a full-scale replica of its Stratford-upon-Avon theater reconstructed inside the ...

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