NEWS: The Scottish Play’s Only Scottish Date at Perth Festival of the Arts

English Touring Opera, widely regarded as one of the UK’s most accessible opera companies, will bring Verdi’s Macbeth to Perth Festival of the Arts as their only Scottish tour date (16th May).  Sung in English, with English surtitles, the event includes a pre-opera talk.

The witches have a prophecy: Macbeth will be king. But royalty comes at a price. The cost of power is betrayal, murder and revenge.

Follow Verdi’s Macbeth in a blood-soaked journey to the throne and watch a guilt-ridden Lady Macbeth descend into the depths of despair in English Touring Opera’s new production. Starring Grant Doyle (Macbeth) and Tanya Hurst (Lady Macbeth) in Verdi’s interpretation of Shakespeare’s iconic play.

Gerry Cornelius conducts his first opera for English Touring Opera, directed by James Dacre. Andrew Porter’s careful English translation brings as much of Shakespeare to the production as possible.

English Touring Opera is the leading touring opera company in the UK. ETO travels to more regions and to more venues than any other English opera company, touring annually to around 55 venues and presenting as many as 110 performances per year.

English Touring Opera aims to offer opera to everyone, with a varied repertoire of high-quality professional productions featuring some of the finest talent in opera.

Perth Festival of the Arts is the only Scottish date for Macbeth by Verdi in ETO’s 2019 spring tour.

Sung in English with English surtitles.

Running time 2 hours 30 minutes (including interval).

There will be a pre-show talk at 18:30. You can reserve a free ticket at the box office.

Images: Richard Hubert Smith