Invitation for Opéra Lyra’s “Macbeth”


by Verdi

March 27, 2010



We cordially invite you to join us for the opening night of the performance of Macbeth on Saturday, March 27 at 8:00 pm at the National Arts Centre. We have asked Opéra Lyra to reserve 20 special Preferred Orchestra Seatings for us. The cost will be $103 per ticket for this excellent performance.


We would like to welcome you at our cocktail party, which we will be hosting prior to the opera. It will be held at 90 George, from where we have organised a limousine service to get you to the National Arts Centre in time! Feel free to wear your kilt ...


Please contact Catherine Mullen at or call her at 613.863.5600 to register your interest.


A "preview" is availalable by watching their video on You Tube at the following links:


a 57 second ämateur" version


and for those who like even more information about the work and the cast - the 4 minute version.

Referred to as "the Scottish play" because the mention of the name in backstage lore brings bad luck to the production, Macbeth is the story of passion, hatred, treachery, murder, revenge and madness. Three witches announce that Macbeth will become Thane of Cawdor and King of Scotland, a prophesy that Lady Macbeth is determined to realize - even though it will require the death of the current King, the destruction of friends as well as foe, and ultimately leads to her own death and the assassination of Macbeth, King of Scotland.



Conductor - Tyrone Paterson

Macbeth - Greer Grimsley
Banquo - Andrew Funk
Lady Macbeth - Brenda Harris
Lady in waiting / Dame d'honneur - Renée Lapointe
Macduff - Luc Robert

Opera Lyra Ottawa Chorus / Chœur d'Opéra Lyra Ottawa

National Arts Centre Orchestra / Orchestre du Centre national des Arts