Macbethis an opera that’s unique amongst Verdi’s operas in that it’s fast, it’s furious, it’s got all the blood and thunder that you would hope for. The storytelling is incredibly immediate and there’s a reason why it was one of his personal favourites. There’s no doubt Verdi felt it captured the gore and the terror, and the sinister feel of the original Shakespeare.

Macbeth James Clayton as Macbeth. Photo supplied

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