Composer(s):
Genre(s):
Opera
Period(s):
Romantic
Label:
Orfeo
Catalogue No:
C843112I
Barcode:
4011790843124
Release Date:
09/2018
Available Format(s):
CD

Verdi: Macbeth

In a sense it was “black Romanticism” that cast its shadow over the operatic repertory at the 1964 Salzburg Festival. Performed in the Felsenreitschule, Verdi’s Macbeth was a musical event of the first order, exciting to hear and powerfully acclaimed at the end. This was due not least to Wolfgang Sawallisch’s dramatically gripping conducting of the Vienna Philharmonic, but also to an exemplary pair of protagonists. In complete control of his formidable vocal gifts, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau provided a multifaceted portrait of the complex and unfathomable figure of Macbeth, while Grace Bumbry was no less impressive as Lady Macbeth, bringing to the part an unusual degree of demonism and proving to be in total command of the part’s tremendous vocal difficulties in terms of its length and range and performance values. The rest of the cast was without a single weakness, implying a Festival that is fully deserving of its name.


Macbeth
1.     Act I Scene 1: Introduzione: Che faceste? Dite su! (Witches)
03:34
2.     Act I Scene 2: Giorno non vidi mai di fiero, e bello! (Macbeth, Banquo, The Witches)
03:40
3.     Act I Scene 3: Pro Macbetto! (Messengers, Macbeth, Banquo)
04:19
4.     Act I Scene 5: Recitativo e aria: Nel di della vittoria io le incontrai … Ambizioso spirito … Vieni! t'affretta! (Lady Macbeth, Servo)
07:56
5.     Act I Scene 8: Recitativo e marcia: Oh donna mia! … Mi si affaccia un pugnal? (Macbeth, Lady Macbeth)
06:23
6.     Act I Scene 13: Fatal mia donna! (Macbeth, Lady Macbeth)
07:05
7.     Act I Scene 16: Di destarlo per tempo il re m'impose (Macduff, Banquo, Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Dama, Malcolm, Chorus)
08:42
8.     Act II Scene 1: Scena e aria: Perche mi sfuggi, e fiso (Lady Macbeth, Macbeth)
03:05
9.     Act II Scene 2: La luce langue (Lady Macbeth)
03:17
10.     Act II Scene 4: Scena e aria: Studia il passo, o mio figlio … (Banquo)
04:50
11.     Act II Scene 5: Salve, O Re! (Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Chorus)
01:57
12.     Act II Scene 9: Si colmi il calice (Lady Macbeth, Chorus, Macbeth, Sicario)
01:59
13.     Act II Scene 7: Che ti scosta, o re mio sposo (Lady Macbeth)
10:01

Disc 2

1.     Act III Scene 1: Tre volte miagola (Witches)
01:13
2.     Act III Scene 2: Che fate voi (Macbeth, Witches, Apparition)
07:19
3.     Act III Scene 2: Fuggi regal fantasima… (Macbeth)
04:18
4.     Act III Scene 4: Ora di morte e di vendetta (Macbeth, Lady Macbeth)
03:20
5.     Act IV Scene 1: Patria oppressa! (Chorus)
06:37
6.     Act IV Scene 1: Scena ed aria: O figli, o figli miei! (Macduff)
03:55
7.     Act IV Scene 2: Dove siam? (Malcolm, Macduff, Chorus)
02:57
8.     Act IV Scene 3: Vegliammo invan due notti (Medico, Dama)
04:04
9.     Act IV Scene 4: Una macchia e qui tutt'ora (Lady Macbeth, Medico, Dama)
06:51
10.     Act IV Scene 5: Scena ed aria: Perfidi! All'anglo contra me v’unite! (Macbeth)
06:04
11.     Act IV Scene 5: Ella e morta! (Macbeth, Dama, Chorus)
01:38
12.     Act IV Scene 8: Via le fronde (Macduff, Chorus, Macbeth, Malcolm)
04:51

Total Playing Time: 01:59:55