That's just what The Dallas Opera has done, launching its season last night with Verdi's adaptation of Shakespeare's Scottish tragedy. Russian soprano Tatiana Serjan and Italian baritone Alberto Gazale make their United States debuts as the murderous Lord and Lady, with bass Eric Halfvarson as Banquo and tenor Brandon Jovanovich as Macduff; company music director Graeme Jenkins conducts the soloists and Dallas Opera Orchestra and Chorus.
We offer below a few glimpses of director Bernard Uzan's production — a staging looking rather more traditional than the one by Adrian Noble which opened at the Met a couple of weeks ago.
The Dallas Opera gives three more performances of Macbeth: Sunday afternoon (Nov. 11) and next Wednesday and Friday, Nov. 14 and 16 at the Music Hall at Fair Park in Dallas. For information and tickets, visit www.dallasopera.org.
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All photos by Karen Almond for The Dallas Opera.