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Chelmsford Picture House

Chelmsford Picture House

Film, Wed 4 Apr 2018

Contact

Civic and Cramphorn Theatres

01245 606505

Address

Fairfield Road,
Chelmsford,
Essex,
CM1 1JG

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Details

Verdi's opera on Shakespeare's tragedy is conducted by Antonio Pappano, with a magnificent cast including Anna Netrebko, Zeljko Lucic and Ildebrando D'Arcangelo

Verdi’s life-long love affair with Shakespeare’s works began with Macbeth, a play he considered to be ‘one of the greatest creations of man’. With his librettist, Francesco Maria Piave, Verdi set out to create ‘something out of the ordinary’. Their success is borne out in every bar of a score that sees Verdi at his most theatrical: it bristles with demonic energy.

The warrior Macbeth fights on the side of the King of Scotland – but when a coven of witches prophesy that he shall become king himself, a ruthless ambition drives Macbeth and his wife to horrific acts.

Murder makes Macbeth king, and intrigue and butchery are the hallmarks of his brief, doomed reign. The witches make another prediction, which also comes true: Macbeth and his lady lose their lives, and justice is restored.

Phyllida Lloyd’s 2002 production for The Royal Opera is richly hued, shot through with black, red and gold. The witches – imagined by designer Anthony Ward as strange, scarlet-turbaned creatures – are ever-present agents of fate. Lloyd depicts the Macbeths’ childlessness as the dark sadness lurking behind their terrible deeds. The Royal Opera’s production uses Verdi’s 1865 Paris revision of the opera, which includes Lady Macbeth’s riveting aria ‘La luce langue’.

Music: Giuseppe Verdi
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
Conductor: Antonio Pappano

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 4 Apr 2018 19:15

Prices

Tickets: £14.50
Concession: £13.00
PREMIUM seats £2.00 extra
Registered unemployed and full-time (FE/HE) students: £7.00

£1 off full price and standard concessionary tickets for Leisure Plus cardholders
Group Booking discount available (One in every ten free)

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TL 703071  Lat: 51.73672 Long: 0.46496

By Road:
The Civic and Cramphorn Theatres are situated in Fairfield Road in the heart of Chelmsford's West End. Both venues are only a short walk from the train station.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Chelmsford station

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing