Group OD Macbeth May 10

OperaDelaware’s offering for the Year of the Bard is Verdi’s psychological thriller Macbeth, which portrays the story of an ambitious Scottish nobleman who becomes caught in a web of supernatural power and murderglorious music and gripping drama!

Friday, May 10, 7:30 p.m., at The Grand, 818 North Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.

After the performance, meet the artists with us.

For information about travel arrangements, hotel accommodations, and dinner before the performance, please contact Leilane Grimaldi Mehler at

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GRANT YOUNGBLOOD is a rising star in the singing world, active as a recitalist and on the opera and concert stages.  Highlights of his opera appearances include Escamillo in Carmen for Opéra de Monte Carlo’s 2000 tour of Japan, Sharpless in Madama Butterfly with San Francisco Opera, and Silvio in I Pagliacci for Florida Grand Opera.  Other recent performances include Valentin in Faust with Portland Opera and Minnesota Opera, Count di Luna in Il Trovatore with Virginia Opera, and John Proctor in The Crucible at Central City Opera in Colorado.  Mr. Youngblood’s concert appearances include his debut with the San Francisco Symphony last June at the Stravinsky Festival, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas, singing Renard, Mass, Requiem Canticles, and Canticum Sacrum.  Last October, he joined Heidi Grant Murphy in the Fauré Requiem with the Louisville Symphony, where he returns for Handel’s Messiah this December.  He made his international debut with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra in Mozart’s Coronation Mass, Gounod’s St. Cecilia Mass, and Schubert’s Mass in E-flat Major in the Liturgica Festival.

 As a recitalist, he performs throughout the country the works of Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Handel, Bach, and the great German Romantic composers.  The winner of numerous awards, Mr. Youngblood most recently received the Richard F. Gold Career Grant from the Shoshana Foundation.  Other prestigious recognition has been given by the MacAllister Awards Competition and the Metropolitan Opera National Council.  He makes his debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at these concerts.