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

QPAC is currently operating at 100% capacity under a COVID Safe Plan approved by Queensland Health and is collecting contact tracing information via the Check In Qld app.

We encourage you to download the app prior to attending your performance at QPAC to save time. It is recommended that you add your contact details and those of your guests into the app before arriving at QPAC. When you arrive, all you’ll need to do is scan the unique QR Code for your theatre and show QPAC staff that you’ve checked in. Staff will be available prior to all performances to assist with checking in via the app.

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#You can also see this concert at:

Shakespearean Classics - Toowoomba
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Regional

Shakespearean Classics - Gold Coast

Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts

Shakespearean Classics - Gold Coast
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#Works

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Nicolai

Overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor

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Walton

Music from Henry V; A Shakespeare Scenario

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Schubert

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

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Prokofiev

Music from Romeo and Juliet

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Beethoven

Overture from Coriolan

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Verdi

Piangea cantando (Willow Song) from Otello

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Mendelssohn

Wedding March from A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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Tchaikovsky

Hamlet; Fantasy Overture after Shakespeare


#Musicians

Max McBride

Max McBride

Conductor

Guy Noble

Guy Noble

Host

#Performances

9

Sunday

9 May 2021

11:00am



#Ticket Information

Ticket Terms

All ticket prices are subject to change based on demand. Purchase early to lock in the best prices and your favourite seat.

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.

Third Party Resellers

Subscription packages are sold through Queensland Symphony Orchestra Box Office only. QTIX is the official ticketing service for QPAC and Shakespearean Classics. Any tickets purchased through unauthorised sales channels may be seized or cancelled without refund or exchange and the bearer of the ticket may be denied admission. Unauthorised sales channels include Viagogo, eBay and Gumtree.


#Partners

Presented in association with Opera Queensland.

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