Macbeth

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South Africa’s Third World Bun­fight theater com­pany presents Giuseppe Verdi’s opera “Macbeth” at the Athens Con­cert Hall on Fri­day, July 22 and Satur­day, July 23. Di­rec­tor Brett Bai­ley has set the opera in the Demo­cratic Repub­lic of the Congo’s east­ern prov­inces in the midst of civil war. Bel­gian com­poser Fabrizio Cas­sol has rewrit­ten Verdi’s orig­i­nal score, adapt­ing the opera for 12 mu­si­cians and 10 singers. Join­ing them on stage is the Balkan No Bor­ders Or­ches­tra led by Ser­bian con­duc­tor Premil Petro­vic. Per­for­mances start at 9 p.m. and ad­mis­sion ranges from 10 to 35 eu­ros; 10 eu­ros for stu­dents. Tick­ets for Greek Fes­ti­val events can be pur­chased on­line at www.viva.gr as well as at the fes­ti­val’s box of­fices on 39 Panepis­timiou St, in­side the ar­cade (open Mon­days to Fri­days 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Satur­days 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and the Herod At­ti­cus Theater on Diony­s­iou Aeropag­i­tou St (9 a.m. to 2 p.m. & 6-9 p.m. daily). Athens Con­cert Hall, Vas­silis­sis Sofias & Kokkali, tel 210.728.2000, www.megaron.gr

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