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Macbeth's New Lady

ADAM WASSERMAN chats with Chicago Shakespeare Theater founder and artistic director Barbara Gaines, who makes her opera debut this month staging Lyric Opera of Chicago's new Macbeth.

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Act I of Barbara Gaines' new Lyric Opera of Chicago production of Macbeth, featuring sets designed by James Noone
© Robert Kusel 2010 
When Verdi sent librettist Francesco Maria Piave an initial draft of Macbeth, the composer esteemed Shakespeare's Scottish Play as nothing less than "one of mankind's grandest creations." Perhaps no o...

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