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.