Sofia National Opera
3 June 1974 

Macbeth    Nikola Smochevski
Lady Macbeth    Julia Wiener
Macduff    Liubomir Bodurov
Banquo    Stefan Elenkov

Asen Naidenov, cond. 

Act I

17:45  Letter Scene
28:30  Mi si affaccia

Act II

03:35  La luce langue
10:30  Studia il passo, o mio figlio
17:05  Drinking Song


Act IV

06:10  Ah, la paterna mano
13:15  Una macchia

It wasn't until 1974 that Verdi's Macbeth was performed in Bulgaria in the production heard here sung in Bulgarian. Additional productions have taken place in Ruse and Varna. It is particularly unfortunate that Smochevski's exciting reading of the title role and Wiener's portrayal of Lady Macbeth were captured only in monaural sound.