Met in HD Season opens with Macbeth featuring René Pape as Banquo

Join opera fans across the globe on October 11 for a Live in HD broadcast of The Metropolitan Opera’s Macbeth, featuring René Pape as Banquo. He is joined by a spectacular cast, including Anna Netrebko as Lady Macbeth and Željko Lučić in the title role, with Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi on the podium. This is The Met’s first Live in HD screening of the 2014/15 season. Visit the link for screening information in your region.

René has received remarkable acclaim for his portrayal of Banquo:

“Bass René Pape was a bit of luxury casting for Banquo, who is killed off regrettably early in the action . . .”
Heidi Waleson – The Wall Street Journal

“The formidable bass René Pape makes a gravely dignified Banquo . . .”
Anthony Tommasini – The New York Times

“. . . German bass-baritone René Pape sang with a honeyed richness to his singular instrument as Banquo . . .”
Richard Carter –

“Rene Pape is splendid as the ill-fated Banquo . . .”
Wilborn Hampton – Huffington Post