The evening, directed by Iqbal Khan, will feature the Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by Bramwell Tovey. Bringing Shakespeare's words to life will be Shakespeare's Globe actors Janie Dee, Cleopatra and Beatrice; Simon Paisley-Day, Antony and Benedick; Brendan O’Hea, Enobarbus and Mercurio; Cassie Layton, Charmain and Juliet; and Tom Kanji, Eros and Romeo. Bill Barclay has written the adaptations for the performance.
“Revel in music inspired by the Bard's timeless plays,” according to press notes, “including works by Tchaikovsky, Berlioz, and Korngold, and enjoy classic scenes brought to life by actors from Shakespeare's Globe, marking the anniversary of the playwright's death 400 years ago.”
The program follows:
SCHMITT: Antoine et Cleopatre Nos. 1 and 2 (Excerpts and Scenes)
KORNGOLD: Much Ado About Nothing (Excerpts and Scenes)
BERLIOZ: Roméo et Juliette: Queen Mab Scherzo
TCHAIKOVSKY: Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture (complete)
ROTA: Selections from Romeo and Juliet
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