MSATOB and ESM joint production
Verdi has been a constant presence at the Opera House in Ulaanbaatar for many years. Strong and convincing heroines like Violetta and Aida are familiar precedents to Lady Macbeth on this stage. However, 2023 marks the Premiere of Verdi’s Macbeth at the State Opera House and is the Major new production of the season.
By the King’s Men Shakespeare’s company of actors. Our selection of Verdi’s settling of a play performed by the King’s Men Shakespeare’s company of actors to please a new king, James I, by the greatest writer England had produced is not by accident. The Opera House and the English School of Mongolia (ESM) have enjoyed growing links for over a decade with many ESM shows on the stage here and a Tour to England of Rodgers and Hammerstein “Oklahoma” last year including 18 MSATOB performers. This, though, is the first time they have worked together in co-production for this staging: the Opera House, of Course, providing the voices for the main roles, choreography, chorus and Orchestra, but supported in smaller parts by young actors, dancers and singers from ESM, who have also provided Stefano Torboli; an Italian Conductor for the production, a previous visiting guest
Artist when “Hector Mcdonald”, a modernish version of Tchaikowsky’s “Eugene Onegin” was put on at the Opera House in 2017.
This year marks the 60 th Anniversary of Britain – as the first western Country to do so – establishing diplomatic relations with Mongolia, in a firm friendship and alliance which has lasted ever since. And May 6 th , the last weekend of the current run of the Opera, marks the Coronation Day of the New King of England, Charles III. As a school boy in Scotland, Charles himself played Macbeth on the Stage. In so many ways then, Verdi’s Macbeth is a fitting choice for this new production.