Approximate Running Time: Three hours, with 2 intermissions
In Italian with English captions
One of Shakespeare's most compelling tragedies brings the season to a resounding conclusion. In this timeless tale of ambition, greed, and lust for power, Macbeth and his wife plot the downfall of their king. But the prophecies that compel Macbeth forward are like double-edged swords, and soon this usurper finds himself entangled in a power struggle awash in blood. Director Bernard Uzan and designers Robert Israel are teaming up to create a new production for Seattle Opera. From the omnipresent witches to Lady Macbeth's eerie sleepwalking scene, their fertile imaginations are faithful to Shakespeare and Verdi.