Nov 01

Verdi and Shakespeare: Macbeth (4 Week Course)

David Ferris

What happens to one of the greatest plays in the English language when it is transformed into one of the great Italian operas of the 19th century? Verdi, like other 19th-century composers, was drawn to Shakespeare’s mix of the supernatural, the grotesque, and the tragic. But his Macbeth, unlike earlier Shakespearean operas, is not simply based on Shakespeare’s story. Rather, Verdi uses the actual text of the play and reconceives it in musical form, compressing the drama and intensifying the characterizations. We will study the two works side-by-side, and watch parallel scenes from the play and the opera, thus deepening our appreciation and understanding of both.

This class will be held onsite at WIH.

Four Week Schedule:
Monday, November 01 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Monday, November 08 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Monday, November 15 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Monday, November 22 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM



Class Tuition

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Price is per student. Class tuition is non-refundable.