Afternoon at the Opera
AFTERNOON AT THE OPERA: Macbeth. Giuseppe Verdi’s life-long fascination with the works of Shakespeare inspired him to adapt three of the playwright’s works, with the long desired King Lear, which never appeared, as his fourth adaptation. Nonetheless, Verdi’s adaptations of Macbeth, Othello and The Merry Wives of Windsor certainly give us wonderful operatic approaches to the work of the Bard. Join professor James Kolb for an exploration of this classic. 3 p.m.