Art Alert: Met Live with Verdi's Macbeth at Cairo Opera

Ahram Online, Monday 6 Oct 2014

On Saturday 11 October, the Cairo Opera House will present Giuseppe Verdi's opera Macbeth, the Metropolitan Opera's live HD transmission

Anna Netrebko
Anna Netrebko as Lady Macbeth (Photo: still from the video including a short scene from Macbeth's dress rehearsal, posted by the Metropolitan Opera at their website)

As part of regular transmissions of the Metropolitan Opera's gems, the Cairo Opera House will join the international network on Saturday 11 October.

Verdi's Macbeth will be the first opera presented by the Metropolitan in its 2014/15 season live HD transmissions worldwide.

Adrian Noble’s production of Macbeth, based on Shakespeare's tragedy, premiered in 2007. This almost three-hour long production returns with a modified cast that includes star soprano Anna Netrebko in the role of Lady Macbeth, and Željko Lučić as doomed Macbeth. The cast started performing in September 2014 to the acclaim of audiences and critics.

Egyptian audiences will join international viewers of this masterpiece at the small hall of the Cairo Opera.

The Metropolitan Opera was founded by a handful of New York millionaires in 1880 and ever since has proved to be among the world's most ambitious opera venues, attracting the best performers and presenting the finest repertoire to its audience.

The Metropolitan Opera launched high definition transmissions of their operas in December 2006. The practice became very popular, gaining a total of almost one million viewers worldwide in its second season.

In October 2010, Egypt joined the international network of Met Opera live transmissions, received with great appreciation amongst Egyptian audiences.

Saturday 11 October, 6.55pm
Cairo Opera House small hall, Zamalek, Cairo


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