May 17 (7:00 p.m.), 20, 22 and 24 (8:00 p.m.), 2014
Guest conductor: Timothy VERNON
Stage director: Morris PANYCH
Lyne FORTIN, soprano
Alain COULOMBE, bass
Luc ROBERT, tenor
Éric THÉRIAULT, tenor
Le Chœur de l’Opéra de Québec
L’Orchestre symphonique de Québec
Original Italian version with French supertitles
Macbeth - Giuseppe Verdi
Terrifyingly beautiful, Macbeth rivets spectators in their seats by plunging them into the tortuous abysses of Evil. Verdi ingeniously pays tribute to Shakespeare’s work with scenes so stunning that they have become classics.
Upon his return from battle, Macbeth and his wife force the hand of destiny to usurp the throne of Scotland. However, their blind ambition eventually takes its toll. Both the reins of power and the couple’s sanity slip out of their control as they become increasingly conscious of just what they have done.