Martin Kusej's new production of Verdi's Macbeth just went balls2thewall @ die Bayerische Staatsoper, leaving critics shocked & awed. Shirley Apthorp reports for Bloomberg, and recounts a performance ripe with naked supers, exposed breasts, fake blood, orgies, and lesbians. The best part? An act III pee-fest where the cast urinates on stage...omg 100++ power-up points for Ms. Apthorp's copy, which reads, "collective golden showers".
Maestro Nicola Luisotti was praised, as well as Nadja Michael's "show-stopping Lady Macbeth", as continued in the review: "[Nadja] Michael, though announced as indisposed, delivers a performance of animal power and kamikaze commitment. She looks like a supermodel and sings like a banshee."