Shakespeare at the Opera House
Date: Thursday 27 October, 2016
Venue: Nickson Room (434), Zelman Cowan Building (51), The University of Queensland, St Lucia
RSVP: Free event, no RSVP required
The works of William Shakespeare have inspired numerous operas on countless stages around the world. In the nineteenth century, his plays prompted some of the greatest achievements of such composers as Giuseppe Verdi, Otto Nicolai, and Ambroise Thomas. This concert presents excerpts from some of the nineteenth century’s best-loved Shakespearean operas, including Thomas’s Hamlet (1868), Verdi’s Macbeth (1847), Nicolai’s Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor (The Merry Wives of Windsor) (1848), and Charles-François Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette (1867). Featuring some of Brisbane’s finest upcoming opera performers, the concert will include a range of vocal pieces, from duets and trios to large chorus ensemble works. The works are partially staged with piano accompaniment, and audience members will receive a detailed program discussing the works performed.
Presented by the UQ School of Music and the UQ Node of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (Europe 1100-1800).