Shakespeare at the opera

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Shakespeare at the opera

Post  pinhedz on Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:41 am

There is so much material on this subject, that it's hard explain why I'm starting with an opera that might have been, but never was.

Stephen Foster set one scene of Romeo and Juliet to music, and then wrote no more:


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Re: Shakespeare at the opera

Post  pinhedz on Wed Apr 29, 2015 1:14 am

There are more than I realized.

The Tempest
The Tempest by Felice Lattuada (1922)
The Knot Garden by Michael Tippett (1970)
Un Re In Ascolto by Luciano Berio’s [A Listening King] (1984)
The Tempest by John C Eaton (1985)
The Enchanted Isle by Thomas Shadwell (1674)

Romeo and Juliet
Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod (1867)
A Village Romeo and Juliet by Frederick Delius (1901),
West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein (1957)
I Capuleti e i Montecchi by Vincenzo Bellini (1830).
Giulietta e Romeo by Nicola Vaccai (1825)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Benjamin Britten (1960)
The Fairy Queen by Henry Purcell (1692).

Macbeth
Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi (1847)
Macbeth by Ernest Bloch (1910)

Hamlet
Hamlet by Ambroise Thomas (1868)

Othello
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi (1887)
Otello by Giulio Rossini (1816)

Much Ado About Nothing
Béatrice et Bénédict by Hector Berlioz (1862)

Timon of Athens
Timon of Athens by Stephen Oliver (1991)

The Taming of the Shrew
Kiss Me Kate by Cole Porter (1953)

Operas based on the character of Falstaff
At the Boar’s Head by Gustav Holst (1925)
Der Kustigen Weiber von Windsor by Otto Nicolai (1849)
Sir John in Love by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1929)
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi (1893)
See some Shakespeare inspired novel titles >>

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