Orson Welles’ dark and eerie ‘Macbeth’ has both long and short versions arrive on Blu-ray from Olive Signature
Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard are the murderous power couple brought down by their own ambition in Justin Kurzel’s visceral ‘Macbeth’ on Blu-ray from Anchor Bay Entertainment.
Macbeth, a middle Verdi opera that has finally received its due, does not get a convincing performance in this Teatro Regio di Parma performance. With below the mark vocalism from its principals, even Verdi veteran conductor Bartoletti cannot bail out these proceedings.
The Paris Opera’s Macbeth features excellent singing and conducting but is somewhat undermined by director Tcherniakov’s revisionist approaches to staging and dramaturgy.