As told last month, Richard Weiss received a commission to create a full-length ballet based on Shakespeare’s Macbeth, and composer J Mark Scearce was commissioned to write the score. Both the ballet (produced and performed by Carolina Ballet) and the music (performed by the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle) were enthusiastically received and reviewed both at Memorial Hall in Raleigh and at DPAC in Durham earlier this month. While the text may have been a tragedy, the performances were an absolute triumph!
In between the Raleigh and the Durham shows, Manifold Recording became the venue for a very special recording session. Here is a video that gives a glimpse into that recording session: