Resonance Works Adds ‘Macbeth’ to 2022-23 Season

By Francisco Salazar

Resonance Works has added a fifth production to close out the organization’s 10th anniversary season. The company will present Verdi’s “Macbeth” on May 18 and 20 at the Charity Randall Theatre at the University of Pittsburgh in Oakland.

Macbeth” launched the company in 2013 and this season will be performed in a new essentialist production directed by Frances Rabalais, an alum of the Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist program.

In a statement, Rabalais said, “I’ve always admired Verdi’s unflinching commitment to giving the characters full room to be contradictory and complex. Whether it’s Violetta in La Traviata or Iago in Otello, Verdi gives them the honor of being nuanced and more than stereotypes. I think this gift of complexity allows us to dig into what I feel are central questions in Macbeth: What is power when it is given? When it is taken? And, whatever way it comes, what does it cost? Through the ensemble-style casting and the intimate setting at the Charity Randall Theatre, the audience will be able to join us in asking those questions and spend the evening enjoying Verdi’s generous humanity from a thrilling close-up vantage point.”

The production will star Joshua Jeremiah in the title role, Natalie Polito in her role debut as Lady Macbeth, Kevin Ray, Hidenori Inoue, Timothi Williams, Charlene Canty, and Robert Frankenberry.