- May 2016
Macbeth Video - click to play
with madness, the supernatural, and savagely unrestrained passion.
Verdi described Shakespeare's Macbeth as 'one of the greatest
creations of man'. He took great source material and used it
to compose an opera with choruses that range from eerie (the
witches) to heart-wrenching (the people of Scotland).
The Macbeth couple are two of the most thrilling leading roles
in all of opera. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth burn with ruthless
passion but their reign is finally engulfed by their doomed fate.
An opera full of tension combined with the brilliance of Verdi's
richly emotional score, it is a production not to be missed!
This new production is traditionally staged and sung in English
with professional soloists and orchestra along with the superb
Kentish Opera chorus. The cast and orchestra are conducted by
and directed by Terry
who has worked with English National Opera and Metropolitan Opera.
The stunning sets and costumes are created by Enid Strutt and Carol Stevenson, with spectacular lighting
Review By Gordon
From the dramatic
opening scene, which is due to the fabulous costumes by Carol
Stevenson, set design by Enid Strutt and lighting by Colin Martin,
this "Macbeth" is a splendid production! Every "lead"
is strong and there is a thrilling stage presence by all of them.
Macbeth's acting and singing was gripping and wonderful from
beginning to end, which is not an easy feat, given the story
Kentish Opera never fail (in my eyes) to please their audiences.
With Terry John Bates at the helm again for this production,
he always had his chorus singers working the stage and his grouping
was just a superb.
I have yet to see a production of Kentish Opera that I can criticize.
Terry John Bates and his crew, including the wonderful orchestra
conducted by Robyn Sevastos, all combined to make an unmissable
evening of Opera. We should call his team the famous five
Terry, Robyn, Carol, Enid and Colin.
Thank you Kentish
Opera for inviting me. I look forward to your next production.