By Francisco Salazar
The Maryland Lyric Opera is set to open its 2022-23 season with Verdi’s “Macbeth.”
The opera, which is set to be presented on Sept. 23 and 25 at Strathmore, will star baritone Lester Lynch as Macbeth and Jill Gardner as Lady Macbeth. The cast will be rounded out by MDLO favorites Andrea Silvestrelli as Banco and Yi Li as Macduff.
The opera will put the MDLO Orchestra center stage, while dramatic lighting, captivating projections, and enhanced visual supervision by David Gately will be used for the production. Joseph Colaneri conducts the renowned work.
Lynch is a well-known baritone who has performed at the Opéra de Montréal, Pittsburgh Opera, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Minnesota Opera, among others. Gardner is a favorite of the MDLO as she has performed in the company’s “La Fanciulla del West.”