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The Sunday Opera: Giuseppe Verdi's "Macbeth" from LA Opera On-Air

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Our Sunday Opera continues from LA Opera on Air this week (8/6 – 3:00 p.m.) with Giuseppe Verdi’s tenth opera from 1847 “Macbeth.”  With a libretto based on the Shakespeare original by Francesco Maria Piave and Andrea Maffei, the tale of unbridled ambition features Placido Domingo in the title role.  As his Lady, you’ll hear Ekaterina Semenchuk, and the Banquo, Macduff, and Malcolm are Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, Arturo Chacon-Cruz, and Josh Wheeker.  James Conlon conducts the Los Angeles Opera Chorus and Orchestra.  The afternoon continues with more Macbeths when Michael Kownacky will include the Macbeth Overture of William Henry Fry, incidental music from the play by Sir Arthur Sullivan, Richard Strauss’ tone poem based on the material, and Jules Massenet’s Symphonic Suite #3, his Scenes Dramatiques which includes impressions of “The Tempest,” “Othello,” and, of course, “Macbeth.”