Join soprano (and Shakespeare super-fan) Katherine Powers every Thursday on a romp through Shakespeare's stories told through music.
Each week, Katherine calls an expert on her "Shakespeare Hotline" and performs songs from these timeless works.
Episode 4: "The Scottish Play"
Katherine's exploration of Shakespeare takes a spooky turn as she explores Verdi's setting of Shakespeare's darkest work, Macbeth. Plus, a special performance by her Shakespeare expert, Melissa Chalsma of the Independent Shakespeare Company.
Episode 3: The Magic of A Midsummer Night's Dream
Katherine gets drawn into a magical world of fairies and frolic as she explores Purcell's adaptation of Shakespeare's most-performed play, with some interpretive assistance from writer, actor and educator Angela Gulner.
Episode 2: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told: Romeo and Juliet
Did you know that "Shakespeare Consultant" is an actual job? This week, Katherine gets some perspective from Shakespearean pro, Dr. Miranda Johnson-Haddad, on the enduring power of Romeo and Juliet, and performs Juliet's famous waltz from Gounod's opera.
Episode 1: Shakespeare's Songs
Did you know that Shakespeare included songs in many of his plays? This week, Katherine pays a call to her favorite playwright, Oliver Mayer, for some Shakespearean back story on As You Like It and Much Ado About Nothing, and performs two of Shakespeare's most popular songs from these works.