New Zealand Opera presents… Macbeth

Thu 20 October - Sat 22 October 2022
Isaac Theatre Royal

By Giuseppe Verdi & Francesco Maria Piave

20, 22 October, 7.30pm, Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi

Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave after William Shakespeare


Lady Macbeth: Amanda Echalaz 

Macbeth: Phillip Rhodes

Banquo: Wade Kernot

Macduff: Jared Holt

Malcolm: Emmanuel Fonoti-Fuimaono

Lady-in-Waiting: Morag Atchison

With: Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and the New Zealand Opera Chorus

Subhead: Power is never given.  You must take it.

No one writes about the nature of power better than Shakespeare and to this Verdi brings an all-encompassing dramatic energy through his music. Be prepared for total theatre. This new production by Netia Jones, conducted by Christopher Franklin, features Phillip Rhodes and Amanda Echalaz in their international role debuts as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. With a stellar cast of kiwi talent including Wade Kernot, Jared Holt, Emmanuel Fonoti-Fuimaono, Morag Atchison and the New Zealand Opera Chorus. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Upcoming performances

Thu 20 October 2022
7:30 pm
Sat 22 October 2022
7:30 pm