"Not only was this its first full Verdi opera, but also the performances of the two outstanding leads — the baritone Craig Irvin and the soprano Elizabeth Baldwin — were so strong that perhaps for the first time, the how and where of the event receded into the background. . . Mr. Irvin’s Macbeth underwent a reversed process: from a conflicted, eminently human character at the start of the opera, one whose voice contained subtle inflections of doubt and hope, to a steely, single-minded tyrant hellbent on self-annihilation."
-New York Times
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