Macbeth is one of my favorite operas, and I own most of the released DVDs of this opera. This one is probably the one I enjoy the most. The sound is good, and the conducting, although not exceptional, is also satisfactory. The main singers, Nucci and Valayre, are outstanding. The production, a mixed hibrid of traditional (but with a slightly changed time) and modern (postwar audience sitting on stage) isn't so bad, although a little too simple. This production includes the ballet, which music I consider a plus. The last arias for each of the main characters (the sleep- walking scene and the "Pieta, rispeto, onore") are beautifully rendered by the singers and succesfully captured by the camera: both are really moving!
The other DVDs are dissapointing in some respect: The one with Guleghina has a mediocre conducting and sound, the one with Hampson has an ugly production, and even worst is the production with Bruson. The other I like is that from Glyndebourne, but it looks and sounds a little aged.
Esta es una excelente version de Macbeth. Muy superior a las otras disponibles en DVD, en calidad de sonido, interpretes y produccion. Incluye el ballet. Probablemente no es la ideal (la direccion de orquesta tiene sus pro y sus contras, y la produccion ha variado en algo la epoca y combina una vision tradicional con una vision moderna que tiene a un "publico" mas moderno observando la opera sobre el escenario, es decir todo ocurre dentro de lo que parece un teatro en ruinas), pero es lo mejor que hay. Vale la pena!