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26 Oct 2007

Verdi's 'Macbeth' at Metropolitan Opera

http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/arts/ny-etmus5430442oct26,0,4516393.story

BY MARION LIGNANA ROSENBERG [Newsday, 26 October 2007]

"Macbeth" occupies a special place in Verdi's career. After its 1847 premiere (Verdi revised it in 1865), the composer dedicated it to his beloved father-in-law, calling it "dearer to me than all my other operas." Verdi reportedly made the first Macbeth and Lady Macbeth rehearse their great duet 150 times - the last time with cloaks over their costumes, in the theater lobby, while the world premiere audience waited impatiently.

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