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Metropolitan Opera ‘Macbeth’ available soon on DVD

29 September 2015 — René Pape’s 2014 Metropolitan Opera performance as Banquo in Verdi’s Macbeth can be seen on DVD and Blu-ray formats beginning October 30, and is now available for pre-order via Amazon. The production features a thrilling cast, including Željko Lučić in the title role and Anna Netrebko as Lady Macbeth, with Fabio Luisi leading the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus. Mr. Pape’s portrayal of the ill-fated general garnered spectacular acclaim from critics:

 “The formidable bass René Pape makes a gravely dignified Banquo, a general in Duncan’s army, who is murdered by assassins at the command of Macbeth: The witches have foretold that Banquo will be the father of kings to come, and Macbeth cannot take a chance.”

Anthony Tommasini – The New York Times 

 

“His aria “Come dal ciel precipita”, as thoughts of foreboding chill him, was beautifully delivered, making one regret that Banquo is ‘bumped off’ so early in proceedings . . .”

Mark Pullinger – Bachtrack.com