When: Sat., May 28, 8 p.m., Wed., June 1, 8 p.m., Fri., June 10, 8 p.m., Thu., June 16, 8 p.m., Sat., June 18, 1 p.m., Wed., June 22, 1 p.m. and Sun., June 26, 7 p.m. 2016
Shakespeare's Macbeth has everything you could ever want from a story. A power-mad man rises to the throne — but only thanks to the blood-thirst of his grasping wife — and is eventually undone by the vengeful heirs and friends of his victims. You also get an eerie prophecy, walking trees, ghosts, violent madness and bloody dreams. Giuseppe Verdi bound all of these crowd-pleasing elements together with music in his operatic adaptation of Macbeth. The grisly masterpiece is the second show of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis' current season. Macbeth is performed in English at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 28, at Webster University's Loretto-Hilton Center (130 Edgar Road; 314-961-0644 or www.opera-stl.org). OTSL presents Macbeth in repertory six more times through June 26. Tickets are $25 to $129.