Leo Nucci leads the cast of this production of Verdi's opera, recorded live at the Teatro Regio Di Parma in 2006. Bruno Bartoletti leads the orchestra, and other cast members include Enrico Giuseppe Iori, Sylvie Valayre and Roberto Iulianio.
What makes this production so rewarding are the utterly compelling performances of the Macbeths, Shakespearean in intensity. Leo Nucci… is scrupulous in observing Verdi's markings and his Macbeth is a deeply thought portrayal. French soprano Sylvie Valayre…. is just as good here, her manipulative nature clearly emphasised. --Mark Pullinger, International Record Review
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