Macbeth in Berlin

René Pape sings Banquo in Verdi’s dark and dominant Macbeth this winter at the Staatsoper Berlin. Enjoy this video of Mr. Pape singing the aria “Come dal ciel precipita” at The Met earlier this season, which critics heralded as “nobly haunting,” “splendid,” and “a bit of luxury casting” in the role.

Pape sings alongside a remarkable cast including Plácido Domingo in the title role, Liudmyla Monastyrska as Lady Macbeth, and Rolando Villazón as Macduff, with Daniel Barenboim leading the forces of the Staatsopernchor and the Staatskapelle Berlin. Performances for this sold-out run take place February 7, 11, 15, 19, 22 & 28.