Macbeth

More info on Macbeth

Composer:

Giuseppe Verdi

Librettist:

Francesco Maria Piave

Premiere:

Original version: 14 March 1847, Florence (Teatr

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Macbeth Synopsis

Libretto:

Macbeth Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

About the opera Macbeth

Macbeth is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi, with an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave and additions by Andrea Maffei, based on Shakespeare's play of the same name. It was Verdi's tenth opera and also the first of Shakespeare's plays which he adapted for the operatic stage.
Written after the success of Attila in 1846 by which time the composer had become well established, it was before the great successes of 1850 to 1853, Rigoletto, Il trovatore and La traviata which propelled him into universal fame. As sources, Shakespeare's plays provided Verdi with lifelong inspiration: some, such as King Lear were never realized but he wrote his two final operas using Othello as the basis for Otello (1887) and The Merry Wives of Windsor as the basis for Falstaff (1893).
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Roles in Macbeth

Macbeth Baritone
Lady Macbeth Soprano
Banco Bass
Macduff Tenor
Lady-in-waiting Mezzo-Soprano
Malcolm Tenor
Doctor Bass
Servant Bass

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All scenes from Macbeth

Arias from Macbeth
Duets from Macbeth

Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Overture

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 1.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
2Che faceste dite su

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 1.02

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
3Giorno non vidi mai si fiero

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 1.03

Type: recitative,choirVoice: B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Banco/Macbeth
4Due vaticini compiuti or sono

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 1.04-1

Type: duetVoice: B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Banco/Macbeth
5S'allontanarono!

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 1.04-2

Type: duetVoice: B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Banco/Macbeth
6Nel di della vittoria

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 1.05-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lady McB
7Ambizioso spirito

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 1.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lady McB
8Vieni t'affretta

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 1.06

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lady McB
9Or tutti sorgete

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 1.07-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lady McB/Macbeth
10Oh! donna mia

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 1.07-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lady McB/Macbeth
11Sappia la sposa mia

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 1.08-1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macbeth
12Mi si affaccia un pugnal?

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 1.08-2

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macbeth
13Regna il sonno su tutti

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 1.09-1

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macbeth/Lady McB
14Fatal mia donna

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 1.09-2

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macbeth/Lady McB
15Di destarlo per tempo il Re

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 1.10

Type: recitativeVoice: B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Banco/Macduff
16Schiudi inferno inghiotti

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 1.11

Type: quartetVoice: T B Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macduff/Banco/Macbeth/Lady McB
17Perche mi sfuggi

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 2.01

Type: recitativeVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macbeth/Lady McB
18La luce langue

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 2.02-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lady McB
19O volutta del soglio

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 2.02-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lady McB
20Chi imposo mandarvi a noi

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 2.03

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
21Studia il passo

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 2.04-1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Banco
22Come dal ciel precipita

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 2.04-2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Banco
23Salve o Re

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 2.05

Type: aria,choirVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lady McB
24Si colmi il calice

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 2.06

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lady McB
25Che ti scosta o Re mio

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 2.07-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macbeth/Lady McB
26Voi siete demente

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 2.07-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macbeth/Lady McB
27Va spirto d'abisso

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 2.07-3

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macbeth
28Sangue a me quell ombra

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 2.08

Type: quartetVoice: Br T S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macbeth/Macduff/Lady McB/Banco
29Sua via sollecite giriam

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 3.01-1

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
30Tre volta miagola la gatta

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 3.01-2

Type: Voice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
31Che fate voi misteriose donne

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 3.02-1

Type: aria,choirVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macbeth
32Ah! lieto augurio

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 3.02-2

Type: aria,choirVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macbeth
33Fuggi regal fantasima

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 3.02-3

Type: aria,choirVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macbeth
34Ove son io

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 3.03

Type: recitativeVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macbeth/Lady McB
35Ora di morte e di vendetta

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 3.04

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lady McB/Macbeth
36Patria oppressa

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 4.01

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
37O figli o figli miei

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 4.02-1

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macduff
38Ah! la paterna mano

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 4.02-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macduff
39Dove siam?

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 4.03

Type: aria,choirVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Malcolm
40Che bosco e quello

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 4.04?

Type: ensembleVoice: B Br S T MzLanguage: Italian

Roles:
41Vegliammo invan due notti

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 4.05

Type: recitativeVoice: B MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Doctor/Lady-in-waiting
42Una macchia e qui tuttora

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 4.06

Type: recitativeVoice: S B MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lady McB/Doctor/Lady-in-waiting
43Perfidi all anglo contro me

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 4.07-1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macbeth
44Pieta rispetto amore

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 4.07-2

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macbeth
45Ella e morta

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 4.08

Type: choir,duetVoice: Br MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macbeth/Lady-in-waiting
46Via le fronde e mano

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 4.09-1

Type: trioVoice: T Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macduff/Macbeth/Malcolm
47Mal per me che m'affidai

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 4.09-2

Type: trioVoice: T Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macduff/Macbeth/Malcolm
48Vittoria Vittoria!

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 4.09-3

Type: trio,choirVoice: T Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macduff/Macbeth/Malcolm
49Balletmuziek

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct:

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles: