Shakespeare 400 concert from Stratford-upon-Avon

An exclusive concert from Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon starring Joseph Calleja and Elizabeth Llewellyn. David Mellor, Sunday 24 April 7pm.

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Last week a special commemorative concert was held in the historic Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon – in which Shakespeare was baptised and buried – to celebrate the creative legacy of one of the world’s best-loved writers.

To commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, world-renowned tenor Joseph Calleja and soprano Elizabeth Llewellyn performed an evening of classics inspired by the Bard's work. Roger Vignoles accompanied then on the piano

Classic FM was there to record the whole thing and tonight David Mellor gives you the chance to enjoy the fabulous concert at home.

With beautiful songs and arias from Gounod, Bellini, Barber and Verdi, this is truly an evening not to be missed.

The programme:

Gounod: Romeo et Juliette
- Je veux vivre
- Amour, amour! Ah, lève-toi, soleil
- Ah! Je t’ai pardonné

Bellini: I Capuletti e i Montecchi
- E serbato a questo acciaro
- Oh quante volte

Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet
- Dance of the Knights

Barber: Antony and Cleopatra
- Give me my robe

Verdi: Macbeth
- O figli miei. Ah, la paterna mano

Verdi: Falstaff
- Dal labbro il canto

Grieg: Puck (Småtroll)

Debussy: La Danse de Puck

Verdi: Otello
- Willow Song
- Ave Maria
- Già nella notte densa

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