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Subject: Re: Shakespeare and operaf
From: "Mitchell, Katalin" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Mitchell, Katalin
Date:Tue, 20 Dec 2016 12:51:29 +0000
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Othello is probably my favorite opera of all (not just Shakespeare), nothing compares to the perfect blend of music and drama...but Lohengrin is right behind it for the same reason.
Happy holidays !
Kati 

> On Dec 19, 2016, at 9:38 PM, Vesna Danilovic <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> Dear listers,
> 
> This year has seen numerous commemorations of 400 years after his death.
> So, just before this milestone year expires, I thought to ask any
> interested lister about their favorite opera with connection to
> Shakespeare. Mine is probably Verdiís MACBETH, though perhaps his OTELLO is
> artistically even closer to the original play. I also love Gounodís ROMEO
> ET JULIETTE on its own merits, but -and I could be wrong in this- its music
> escapes me as an expression of a Shakesperean tragedy. It's still a
> wonderful opera that I love listening to, most fondly in the Met broadcast
> with Bjoerling and Sayao.
> 
> It would be very much interesting if anyone else could share their own
> choices.
> 
> Happy holidays to all,
> 
> Vesna
> 
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