GRAY is pleased to announce Jaume Plensa’s re-envisioning of Giuseppe Verdi's opera, Macbeth. The artist's newly designed sets and costumes and reimagined stage direction bring new shape to this production of Shakespeare's tragedy. Verdi's Macbeth runs through March 3, 2023 at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona.
First staged in 1847, Macbeth was the first work by Shakespeare adapted by Giuseppe Verdi for the opera. Verdi’s aim was to turn Shakespeare’s tragedy into “something out of the ordinary.” To honor the continuity of Verdi's vision, The Liceu invited Jaume Plensa to again make the production of Macbeth out of the ordinary. In addition to sets, costumes, and staging, the artist incorporated his own sculpture into the production, redefining the performance space and creating a dynamic visual world for Verdi's opera.
Alongside the world premiere, the Gran Teatre del Liceu is hosting an installation by Jaume Plensa in the Sala Miralls until the last day of performances. From February 25, the opera can be seen live on Liceu+LIVE, and a later edited version will be published on the same platform.