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Macbeth 1977Scottish Opera

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After its successful launch at the 1976 Edinburgh Festival, an autumn tour and a run at the Theatre Royal had followed - fifteen performances in all.  Now Pountney's stimulating Macbeth had a final run of ten further performances away from Glasgow.

There were a couple of changes to the line-up.  A notable newcomer was the young American conductor, James Conlon, who would become a regular guest with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra for several years (recording some Mozart symphonies), as well as making regular Festival appearances.

Donald McIntyre had, up to now, been a frequent performer in Scotland, both with Sadler's Wells and Scottish Opera. Macbeth was to be his last part here - by this time his career was centred on singing the major Wagner roles, especially Wotan, at Covent Garden and Bayreuth, where he had been a leading element in the success of the famous 1976 Centenary Ring production by Patrice Chéreau, conducted by Pierre Boulez.

Performance Cast

Macbeth a general in King Duncan's army

Donald McIntyre

Banquo a general in King Duncan's army

David Ward

Lady Macbeth

Pauline Tinsley

Servant of Macbeth

Arthur Jackson

Macduff Thane of Fife

David Hillman

Malcolm son of King Duncan

Graham Clark

Lady in waiting

Lola Biagioni


Arthur Jackson


Arthur Jackson

Performance DatesMacbeth 1977

Map List

Empire Theatre, Sunderland | Sunderland

29 Mar, 19.30 2 Apr, 19.30

Opera House, Manchester | Manchester

5 Apr, 19.30 9 Apr, 19.30

Empire Theatre, Liverpool | Liverpool

12 Apr, 19.30 16 Apr, 19.30

King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

27 Apr, 19.30 4 May, 19.30

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

24 May, 19.30

Theatre Royal, Newcastle | Newcastle-upon-Tyne

31 May, 19.30

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