Vancouver Opera – Macbeth


Vancouver Opera – Macbeth

Client: Vancouver Opera
Director: Domenico Cutrupi
Production Coordinator: Arianna Andrews
Editing and Graphics: Domenico Cutrupi



Concept, Design, and Direction: Brett Bailey
Music: Frabrizio Cassol, after Verdi
Conductor: Premil Petrovic
Lighting Design: Felice Ross
Choreography: Natalie Fisher

Macbeth: Owen Metsileng
Lady Macbeth: Nobulumko Mngxekeza
Banquo: Otto Maidi
Chorus: Sandile Kamle, Jacqueline Manciya, Monde Masimini, Siphesihle Mdena/Lunga Hallam, Bulelani Madondile, Philisa Sibeko/Thozama Dyasi, Thomakazi Holland
With members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra and percussionists Cherilee Adams and Dylan Tabisher

About Macbeth
Vancouver Opera is proud to bring this international sensation to Vancouver. Produced by the much-heralded South African company Third World Bunfight, this vibrant, dark and visceral interpretation sets Shakespeare’s story of greed, tyranny and remorse in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This will be only the third time this production has appeared in North America, having drawn accolades from critics around the globe.

About Third World Bunfight
Third World Bunfight has a mission to create and present innovative, multi-layered, deeply considered performance and installation works of excellence, both locally and internationally; works that reveal the beauty, the wonder, the darkness and the tragedy of our world. This avant-garde South African theatre troupe is dedicated to exploring the terrifying crises that confront sub-Saharan Africa today. For this production, Belgian composer Fabrizio Cassol has rewritten and adapted Verdi’s well-known score.