Shakespearean Classics

Music Inspired by the Bard

Shakespearean Classics

#​William Shakespeare is regarded as the greatest playwright of all time because his stories speak so much to universal human emotion and experiences.

In his comedies, tragedies and histories, he speaks to his audiences about love, revenge, bravery, cowardice, life, and death. Is it any wonder then that many famous composers have been inspired by Shakespeare’s work to create music that is equally as dramatic? 

In this concert, hear a selection of the most powerful and enjoyable works inspired by Shakespeare’s plays from Mendelssohn’s iconic music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream through to Prokofiev’s extraordinary ballet music for Romeo and Juliet.

#QPAC's COVID Safe Plan

Wearing a mask is recommended in situations where you may not be able to maintain physical distancing such as entering and exiting theatres or moving through areas where lots of people are gathered. Keep a mask with you, so that if you get into one of those situations, you have some added protection.

See QPAC’s Safety Measures

#Works

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Beethoven

Overture from Coriolan

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Mendelssohn

Music from A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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Prokofiev

Music from Romeo and Juliet

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Tchaikovsky

Hamlet; Fantasy Overture after Shakespeare

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Schubert

Who is Sylvia? (Was ist Sylvia?), D.891

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Verdi

Piangea cantando (Willow Song) from Otello

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AND MORE


#Musicians

Max McBride

Max McBride

Conductor

Guy Noble

Guy Noble

Host

#Performances

9

Sunday

9 May 2021

11:00am



#Ticket Information

Ticket Terms

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Transaction Fees

A transaction fee of $15 applies to each subscription booking.

A transaction fee of $7.20 applies per single ticket transaction. Selected ticket delivery methods may incur an additional charge.

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#Partners

Presented in association with Opera Queensland.

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