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Macbeth, 18 June 1939

The Opera

Venue: Glyndebourne

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi

Librettist: Francesco Maria Piave

Conductor: Fritz Busch

Orchestra: Glyndebourne Festival Orchestra


Macbeth: Francesco Valentino

Banquo: David Franklin

Lady Macbeth: Margherita Grandi

Gentlewoman: Constance Willis

Macduff: David Lloyd

Malcolm: Eric Starling

A Doctor: Robert Rowell

A Servant: Cuthbert Matthews

A Murderer: Nicholas Harrison

Production Team

Original Producer: Carl Ebert

Set Designer: Caspar Neher

Costume Designer: Caspar Neher

Choreographer: Nelly Hirth