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14/03/1847 Premiere of Verdi's "Macbeth" at the Teatro della Pergola, Florence

Macbeth is an opera in four acts based on William Shakespeare's play of the same name. It was Verdi's tenth opera and was the first Shakespeare play that Verdi adapted for the operatic stage. Macbeth came before the great successes of 1850 to 1853 which propelled him into universal fame.


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