The Three Macbeths

Verdi loved the plays of Shakespeare, but had no compunction about changing and cutting them to fit in with the demands of opera.

He had two goes at `Macbeth', and Tom Rosenthal unpicks the differences between tonight's 1847 version and the 1865 Paris version, comparing the two librettos and illustrating the changes that were made.

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Verdi loved the plays of Shakespeare, but had no compunction about changing and cutting them to fit in with the demands of opera.

He had two goes at `Macbeth', and Tom Rosenthal unpicks the differences between tonight's 1847 version and the 1865 Paris version, comparing the two librettos and illustrating the changes that were made.