Lady Macbeth on new CD
3rd October 2012
Lady Macbeth is a dramatic 'scena', based on three main speeches from Shakespeare's Macbeth, and follows the character from her early aspirations to grandeur and power to her descent into guilt and madness.
Commissioned by the Bergen Festival in 1970, the work was previously recorded by Sarah Walker with Graham Johnson (for Hyperion). It will be performed in her 70th birthday concert at the Wigmore Hall next April by the Kathleen Ferrier prize-winner Kitty Whately, who sang it at the Ferrier Centenary Concert this year.