Shakespeare & Friends

Although it has been 400 years since Shakespeare's death, his words live on. His plays are still performed everywhere, and his words have been adapted to every medium of entertainment that our popular culture enjoys. Classical musical is no exception, and many of Shakespeare's sonnets and verses have been adapted into artsongs and full-length operas. Simon Kenway explores the relationship between Shakespeare's words and their relevance today through the bard's words set to music by Mendelssohn, Verdi, Gounod, Quilter, Finzi and more. Featuring a strong cast of Pacific Opera young artists and alumni, this concert is not to be missed.

This performance is enabled through the generosity of the Yarranabbe Foundation.

Presented by Sydney Opera House.


Pacific Opera is a non-profit arts organisation that exists to provide training and performance opportunities to the young stars of tomorrow's opera stage, both within Australia and across the world. More than 100 of Pacific Opera's young artists throughout the years have gone on to find employment within the profession, gracing stages in Australasia, the UK, the USA and across Europe. Led by artistic director Simon Kenway, Pacific Opera's young artists enjoy an annual program of rigorous training in musical, professional and industry skills to further develop them into successful operatic artists.


Utzon Room
Sydney Opera House

Sunday, 11 March, 2018

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