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Classical music inspired by Shakespeare
The first of Verdi's Shakespeare adaptations, Macbeth was premiered in 1847. The libretto is by Maria Piave with additions by Andrea Maffei. Here tenor Joseph Calleja sings Macduff at the Metropolitan Opera. Photo: Marty Sohl / Metropolitan Opera.