by Giuseppi Verdi
English Touring Opera at Hackney Empire and across the UK (Spring 2019)

Grant Doyle
Madeleine Pierard
Tanya Hurst
Andrew Slater
Amar Muchhala
Edward Hawkins
David Lynn
Jenny Stafford 

Conductor: Gerry Cornelius 
Designer: Frankie Bradshaw 
Lighting: Rory Beaton 
Associate Directors: Sarah Stacey and Matthew Newcombe 
Production Photographs: Richard Hubert Smith

★★★★ “A brilliant, formidable new production… one of ETO’s finest achievements” The Guardian 

★★★★ “The action moves swiftly and Dacre knows exactly when to treat the text literally and when to take an imaginative step sideways.” The Evening Standard 

★★★★ This tightly focussed, updated version of Verdi’s opera hits the spot with surgical accuracy and brings immediacy to the drama. The Financial Times 

★★★★ “strong and characterful playing that catches the music’s casual violence and dread as much as the rarer passages of tenderness.” Classical Source 

★★★★ “Could rank as one of ETO’s finest recent achievements.” The Daily Telegraph 

★★★★ “Macbeth can be a director’s playground and James Dacre takes full advantage of the opportunities here and really succeeded though-out in his rigid focus on natural and organic reactions in his cast… This really was a company achievement that showed ETO at its best” Bachtrack

★★★★ “Dacre’s production hits all the storytelling beats with considerable visual style, delivering work to rival our big national companies.” The Arts Desk