Librettist: Francesco Maria Piave
Based on Macbeth, a play by William Shakespeare
Scotland in 1040 and after
14th March 1847; Florence, Italy.
Macbeth covets the throne of his country and is manipulated into killing the current King by his wife. The King comes to Macbeth s castle to reward him with the title and estates of the rebel Cawdor. Conscience and the super-natural join forces to destroy Macbeth and his evil wife.
Vieni! t affretta!
Mi si affaccia un pugnal?
Act I Ensemble: Schiudi, inferno
Sì colmi il calice
Ah, la paterna mano
Act IV scene 2 (the sleep-walking scene)
Copyright © 1996, Stephen L. Parker.