Outsiders: La Monnaie
Outsiders: La Monnaie

Spring is here. So is La Monnaie's big production Bastarda, a two-evening exploration of the life and times of Queen Elizabeth I. Her reign was a golden age for the theatre, with decades of amazing plays, spearheaded by William Shakespeare.

We compiled two hours of classical music inspired by his works. Ranging from the 17th century to the end of the 20th century, from opera and songs to orchestral and film music, our playlist invites you to feel the influence of his immortal words and, perchance, to dream.

Gerald Finzi - Let Us Garlands Bring op.18 - Come Away, Come Away, Death Vaughan Williams - Three Shakespeare Songs - No. 2, The Cloud-Capp'd Towers Claude Debussy - Le Roi Lear, CD 116, L. 107 - II. Le sommeil de Lear Giuseppe Verdi - Macbeth - Act 4 - Una macchia e qui tuttora Edward Elgar - Falstaff - Symphony Study in C minor, Op. 68 - VI. King Henry V's Progress - The Repudiation of Falstaff and His Death Elliot Goldenthal, Cesare Andrea Bixio - Finale from Titus Johannes Brahms, 5 Ophelia lieder Felix Mendelssohn - A Midsummer Night's Dream Overture, Op. 21 - Overture A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.21 Jan Van der Roost - I shall love but thee Bedřich Smetana - Richard III, Op. 11, JB 1 - 70 Stephen Storace - Gli equivoci - Che delirio - Ah come (Sofronia) Richard Strauss - Macbeth, Op. 23 - Macbeth, Op.23, TrV 163 Pjotr Iljitsch Tsjaikovski - Hamlet Fantasy Overture, Op. 67, TH 53 Sergej Prokofjev - Romeo & Juliet, Op. 64 - Act I - No. 13, Dance of the Knights (Montagues & Capulets)