Opera in the Heights’ third production of their Shakespearean-themed season makes its stage appearance with Giuseppe Verdi’s Macbeth.
Macbeth is scheduled to run between January 31 through February 10 at Lambert Hall in the at 1703 Heights Boulevard in Houston Heights. Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. the February 10th matinee will be performed at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets are available at www.operaintheheights.org or by calling 713-861-5303.
The tale of Macbeth begins as he returns from battle and encounters three witches who prophesy his future. Mystified, Macbeth arrives at his homestead where Lady Macbeth has received word the King will stop at their home that very evening. Lady Macbeth’s ambitions reveal a plot for her husband to gain power. The bloodbath begins shortly after.
Verdi’s idolization of Shakespeare is evident as his Macbeth stages a flawed hero, strong heroine and a plot full of gore, madness and the supernatural. It’s known as one of Verdi’s most popular creations because of the riveting story.
Opera in the Heights’ artistic director, Enrique Carreon-Robledo, designed the all Shakespearean season. He conducts the orchestra and works closely with all the artists to bring full expression to these operas.
Emily Newton, Opera in the Heights soprano, will portray Lady Macbeth along with Rosa D’Imperio, who will debut in the opera’s alternating cast system. Macbeth wil be sung by Gustavo Ahualli and Andrew Cummings.
Linda Keith McKnight returns to direct Macbeth after successfully directing Cosi fan tutte last season. C. Vincent Fuller is the chorus master, Rachel Smith is the set designer, Dena Scheh designs the costumes, and the stage lighting is done by Kevin Taylor.
Performance dates are January 31, February 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, and 10 (matinee). Single ticket prices are $25-$55, senior tickets are $21-$47, and student tickets are $10 anytime in designated areas. Tickets are available at www.operaintheheights.org or by calling 713-861-5303.
Opera in the Heights, a professional regional company, exists to provide a stage for emerging performers and bring affordable opera to the Greater Houston Area. All operas are fully staged with orchestra and presented in the original language with English surtitles projected above the stage.