Shakespeare400: Shakespeare in Opera Playlist

Throughout 2016, we are exploring the musical legacy of the world’s greatest playwright, William Shakespeare in our Shakespeare400 festival. From Verdi's deeply tragic retelling of Othello, to Britten's mystical A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare’s work has inspired some of the greatest composers to adapt his plays for use on the operatic stage. We put together a short playlist of some of the best known arias and overtures in the operas that have been inspired by the words of the beloved bard.

 Have a listen to our Shakespeare in Opera playlist:


Join us for our Shakespeare400 Anniversary Gala concert on Saturday 23 April, as we perform scenes from some of these Shakespeare-inspired operas.

Find out more about our upcoming events during our Shakespeare400 festival here.