'Macbeth' premiere brings major staging of opera classic to Tbilisi theatre

The premiere will bring a brand-new staging of the classic to the Tbilisi stage during Christmas season. Photo via Tbilisi Opera and Ballet State Theatre.

Agenda.ge, 10 Dec 2019 - 17:32, Tbilisi,Georgia

A major premiere will bring talents of William Shakespeare and Giuseppe Verdi to the stage of the Tbilisi Opera and Ballet State Theatre starting this weekend when the venue opens its hall for opera classic Macbeth.

In a five-show Christmas season bill, a brand-new production of the classic work from director Daniele Abbado will come to the theatre that has been on a push to host contemporary redactions of famed works in a series of premieres over the recent seasons.

The Macbeth premiere, launching on Saturday, is a production by Abbado for the high-profile Festival Verdi in Parma, unveiled at last year's edition. It comes via efforts by Boris Stetka, who worked as associate stage director on the project, scenographer Graziano Gregori and costume designer Carla Teti.

Georgian conductor Zaza Azmaiparashvili worked as music director for the production and will lead the orchestra at the Tbilisi opera house in the bill.