time & dates

19 Oct, 2019



22 Oct, 2019



24 Oct, 2019



26 Oct, 2019



About the show

A gripping telling of Shakespeare’s classic boasts one of Verdi’s most renowned scores. Experience Macbeth as you’ve never seen it before.

Lord Macbeth was a loyal General who had sworn allegiance to the King of Scotland but when a group of witches reveal a prophecy that he will one day be King, he and Lady Macbeth become consumed by greed. They plot the King’s untimely demise. Years pass and the guilt of their callous actions begins to devour them. The King and Queen find themselves entangled in a never-ending cycle of lies, murder and betrayal that ultimately cost them more than their reign.

This is a brand new co-production from West Australian Opera and State Opera of South Australia.

“Macbeth is a great tragic opera; where the greatest, the most heroic, the highest falls due to one tragic flaw, in this case his ambition for power.”

– Stuart Maunder, Director


Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto Francesco Maria Piave
Conductor Brad Cohen
Director Stuart Maunder
Set and Costume Designer Roger Kirk
Lighting Designer Trudy Dalgleish
Macbeth James Clayton
Lady Macbeth Antoinette Halloran
Banquo Jud Arthur
Macduff Paul O’Neill
Lady-in-waiting Ashlyn Tymms
Malcolm Matthew Lester

West Australian Opera Chorus
West Australian Symphony Orchestra

Sung in Italian with English Surtitles


His Majesty's Theatre

825 Hay Street
Perth WA

Getting there

- His Majesty's Theatre Carpark, Entry off Murray Street
- Cloisters Square Carpark, Entry off Hay Street

Listen to the music

Interesting Information


Thursday 24 October | 7.30pm

Audio Description captures the visual elements of theatre performances by describing the ‘unheard’ aspects which are essential to understanding a story line. This service brings entertainment to life for people who are blind or vision impaired whilst being unobtrusive to the user.

For tickets to the audio described performance please contact Perth Theatre Trust Box Office at 08 6212 9292 or email HMTBox@ptt.wa.gov.au. It is essential patrons advise the booking agent that the audio described service will be required at time of the booking. Tickets for the service can be purchased up to three working days prior to the performance, after which audio described seats which have not been sold will be released to the general public.