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Macbeth Underworld

Pascal Dusapin
Présenté en 2019
Production La Monnaie / De Munt, L’Opéra comique, Opéra de Rouen 

Just four years after the premiere of his Penthesilea, Pascal Dusapin has come up with a new opera, commissioned by La Monnaie. Together with his librettist Frédéric Boyer, he delves into the darkest regions of the human soul, this time via iconic symbols of evil in humankind: Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. The young French director Thomas Jolly who is familiar with Shakespeare’s world will direct, while conductor Alain Altinoglu does justice to the intense drama and the vocal and orchestral richness of the score. The result is a bloodstained gothic opera, in which the ill-fated couple is condemned to relive its own tragedy, haunting their memory and ours.

Thomas Jolly

Set design
Bruno De Lavenère

Alain Altinoglu

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