Upcoming Concerts

2017/2018 San Antonio Symphony Performances

The Symphony shines the spotlight on 14 awe-inspiring Classics Series concerts beginning with Olga Kern, as she performs Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2; a celebration of San Antonio’s Tricentennial in winter 2018; and six eclectic Pops Series concerts.

Friday, Sep 8, 2017

7:30pm – 10:00pm


SEP 8, 7:30 PM | SEP 10, 2:00 PM

Opera San Antonio
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor

The story of Macbeth, described by Verdi, the composer, as “one of mankind’s greatest creations,” is a classic thriller of power, greed, and the destructive costs of tyrannical ambition. Set to Verdi’s gripping and ferocious music, Macbeth is a spellbinding opera with musical fireworks and stunning drama.

The victorious war general Macbeth listens to the prophesies of three witches, who say he will one day be king of Scotland. Macbeth and his wife are overcome by an uncontrollable desire for power, but the road to the throne is bathed in blood and leads only to insanity and death. Macbeth is Giuseppe Verdi’s tenth opera and his first to be inspired by William Shakespeare.

Macbeth is a study in how the lust for power corrodes human compassion and morals… and it does so with tension, drama, and absolute beauty.

Maestro Sebastian Lang-Lessing conducts both performances of Opera SA’s Macbeth.

Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

Event Location

H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center

Event Fees