The readings will be complemented by 17th-century songs and instrumental highlights inspired by Shakespeare's play and compiled into an early operatic version. Countertenor David Daniels and baritone Bob McDonald are featured vocalists, performing with Juilliard415, the School's student historical performance group.
The presentation is adapted and directed by Clifford, and uses a setting of Shakespeare's text from a 1674 staging of The Tempest as well as other period works; the composers are Matthew Locke, John Banister, Pelham Humfrey, Georg Frideric Handel, and Antonino Reggio.
Public radio station WQXR 105.9 will host a live stream of this special performance. An encore presentation on Classical 105.9 FM WQXR , featuring largely the musical portions of the performance, will air on Sunday, June 26 at 4 PM.
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