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An internationally acclaimed, stunning take on Verdi's Macbeth

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Vancouver Opera: Macbeth

Vancouver Opera is proud to bring this international sensation to Vancouver. Produced by the much-heralded South African company Third World Bunfight, this vibrant, dark and visceral interpretation sets Shakespeare's story of greed, tyranny and remorse in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This will be only the third time this production has appeared in North America, having drawn accolades from critics around the globe.

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Date and time

January 16 2017, 7:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

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Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton Street at Dunsmuir



Email contact

604.683.0222 VO

About Third World Bunfight

Third World Bunfight has a mission to create and present innovative, multi-layered, deeply considered performance and installation works of excellence, both locally and internationally; works that reveal the beauty, the wonder, the darkness and the tragedy of our world. This avant-garde South African theatre troupe is dedicated to exploring the terrifying crises that confront sub-Saharan Africa today. For this production, Belgian composer Fabrizio Cassol has rewritten and adapted Verdi‚Äôs well-known score. 

In Italian with English SURTITLESTM

Presented with PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and IL CENTRO Italian Cultural Centre