Macbeth

By Giuseppe Verdi

 

  • “Opera Santa Barbara ends its season on a high note with Macbeth… with a cast of excellent soloists singing and acting with fiery power. This is opera at its grandest, and it was instructive to hear the singers, in evening dress, transporting the audience with their voices and their subtle acting, providing a rousing finish to a successful year.”
    – Margo Kline / Noozhawk
  • “In the role of Macbeth, Mark Rucker was outstanding, delivering every note with energy and conviction. Verdi famously said that he would rather have his Lady Macbeth be terrifying than beautiful, but Rosa D’Imperio managed to be both, bringing an awesome vocal technique to the demands of this role.”
    – Charles Donelan / SB Independent

 

Direction

Valéry Ryvkin

Valéry Ryvkin

 

Conductor / Carmen

Jan/Feb 2002

 

Conductor / The Barber of Seville

May 2001

 

Conductor / La traviata

December 2000

 

Conductor / La Cenerentola

Mar/Apr 2000

 

Conductor / Le nozze di Figaro

Jan/Feb 2000

 

Conductor /
Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci

October 1999

 

Conductor / Madama Butterfly

May 1999

 

Conductor / Il trovatore

January 1999

 

Conductor / The Merry Widow

December 1998

 

Conductor / Don Pasquale

February 1998

 

Conductor / Così fan tutte

January 1998

 

Conductor / Tosca

September 1997

 

Conductor / Don Giovanni

January 1997

 

Conductor / La bohème

Nov/Dec 1996

 

Conductor / Carmen

August 1996

 

Conductor / La traviata

July 1995 (debut)

 

Artistic Director

1999–2008

Artists

Mark Rucker

Mark Rucker

Rosa D'Imperio

Rosa D'Imperio

Terry Cook

Terry Cook

Jeffrey Springer

Jeffrey Springer

Chad Berlinghieri

Chad Berlinghieri

Location

Cast & Credits

Direction
Conductor:

Valéry Ryvkin

 

Conductor / Carmen

Jan/Feb 2002

 

Conductor / The Barber of Seville

May 2001

 

Conductor / La traviata

December 2000

 

Conductor / La Cenerentola

Mar/Apr 2000

 

Conductor / Le nozze di Figaro

Jan/Feb 2000

 

Conductor /
Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci

October 1999

 

Conductor / Madama Butterfly

May 1999

 

Conductor / Il trovatore

January 1999

 

Conductor / The Merry Widow

December 1998

 

Conductor / Don Pasquale

February 1998

 

Conductor / Così fan tutte

January 1998

 

Conductor / Tosca

September 1997

 

Conductor / Don Giovanni

January 1997

 

Conductor / La bohème

Nov/Dec 1996

 

Conductor / Carmen

August 1996

 

Conductor / La traviata

July 1995 (debut)

 

Artistic Director

1999–2008

Artists
Macbeth:

Mark Rucker

Lady Macbeth:

Rosa D'Imperio

Banquo:

Terry Cook

Macduff:

Jeffrey Springer

Malcolm:

Chad Berlinghieri

Photo by David Bazemore for Opera Santa Barbara