A chilling modern take on Verdi’s Macbeth

Photo: Bethann G. Merkle

Euphoric, Lady Macbeth (Lyne Fortin), guest conductor Timothy Vernon, and Macbeth (Gregory Dahl) greet the rowdy audience during a lengthy curtain call following the dress rehearsal.

The phrase "classic opera repertoire" might conjure up brocade costumes and grand music, soaring sopranos and melodic duets in foreign languages. What does not spring to mind, though, is grim, goose-bump-inducing noir.