Musical updating of romeo juliet
In the hands of a first-rate composer, music can pierce into the inner life of a character in a way that reveals new, or at least complementary, depths of meaning.
Music also offers possibilities of exchange and reciprocity, in tightly scored ensembles, that are more difficulty to achieve in plain words.
For all of these reasons, Giuseppe Verdi’s three great Shakespeare operas, lower, but though its music is certainly more conventional than that of the two great late operas, it is a splendid work in its own right.
In some stretches, for example Lady Macbeth’s Sleepwalking scene, it markedly enlarges the emotional possibilities of the original.) On the other hand, opera has some clear drawbacks.
First-rate singers are usually mature bodies, and thus may be more suited to play some Shakespearean roles than others.
Opera offers some resources that promise the lover of Shakespeare further, or at least different, illumination.
The presence of orchestra and chorus can supply a heft and depth in crowd scenes that is more difficult to achieve through words spoken on the stage.
Butthe setting has been moved from its Elizabethan origins to the futuristic backdrop of Verona Beach.
This ambitious undertaking, adapting William Shakespeare's classic tale of star-crossed lovers and setting the story in a glossy music-video style in 1990s Florida.
She is the 2016 winner of the Kyoto Prize in Philosophy and the 2017 Jefferson Lecturer in the Humanities.