Verdi and Shakespeare

Composer of the Week

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Radio 3
Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 12:00

Verdi and Shakespeare, Friday 5 April, 12pm
Shakespeare is well known for capturing the hearts and minds of musicians through the ages, but perhaps none so much as this week’s Composer of the Week, Verdi. It is not just the overtly Italian plays that inspired the composer’s creativity. Donald Macleod takes us on an emotional journey as he explores the highlights of the tragic Otello, followed by a look at the opera inspired by Shakespeare’s comic character – Falstaff.