Extracts from Macbeth Underworld by Pascal Dusapin

Published on 28 February 2020

All are dead but some are not aware of it. Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Banco’s ghost, the child… This dead child is the cornerstone of the guilt haunting the Macbeths. Confined in operatic limbo, they are doomed to relive their past in an outer world that is guarded by nightmarish beings.

French creation
Opera by Pascal Dusapin on a libretto by Frédéric Boyer based on Macbeth by Shakespeare.
Co-commissioned by the Opéra Comique and the Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie, Macbeth Underworld was first staged in Bruxelles on 20th September 2019, and will premiere here in French. Thomas Jolly invents this outer world’ scenic space while Franck Ollu unfolds  his sound universe as a fine connaisseur of Pascal Dusapin’s work and philosophy.

Performing in English, With French and English surtitles

From 25 to 31 March Salle Favart


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Musical direction Franck Ollu | Stage direction Thomas Jolly
With Katarina Bradic, Georg Nigl, Ekaterina Lekhina, Lilly Jørstad, Christel Loetzsch, Gidon Saks, Graham Clark, Airelle Groleau / Rachel Masclet - children from La Maîtrise Populaire de l’Opéra Comique
Choir accentus / Opéra de Rouen Normandie | Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France