Organizer: Keswick Alhambra Cinema

Name: Keswick Alhambra Cinema

Phone: 017687 72195




St. Johns Street
Keswick, Cumbria,
CA12 5AG

Price Notes

£15 /£10 children under 15


The Alhambra Cinema is located in St Johns Street just up from the Market Square.


VERDI’S OPERA ON SHAKESPEARE’S TRAGEDY IS CONDUCTED BY ANTONIO PAPPANO, CAST INCLUDES ANNA NETREBKO (LADY MACBETH), ŽELJKO LUČIĆ (MACBETH) AND ILDEBRANDO D’ARCANGELO (BANQUO). Verdi’s considered Shakespeare’s Macbeth ‘one of the greatest creations of man’. With his librettist, Francesco Maria Piave, Verdi set out to create ‘something out of the ordinary’: the theatrical score it bristles with demonic energy. The warrior Macbeth fights on the side of the King of Scotland – but when a coven of witches prophesy that he shall become king himself, a ruthless ambition drives Macbeth and his wife to horrific acts. Murder makes Macbeth king, and intrigue and butchery are the hallmarks of his brief, doomed reign. The witches make another prediction, which also comes true: Macbeth and his lady lose their lives, and justice is restored. Phyllida Lloyd’s 2002 production for The Royal Opera is richly hued, shot through with black, red and gold. The witches – imagined by designer Anthony Ward as strange, scarlet-turbaned creatures – are ever-present agents of fate. Lloyd depicts the Macbeths’ childlessness as the dark sadness lurking behind their terrible deeds. The Royal Opera’s production uses Verdi’s 1865 Paris revision of the opera, which includes Lady Macbeth’s riveting aria ‘La luce langue’.

Event Details

Start Date End Date Times
04/04/2018 04/04/2018 7.15 pm