Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra

August 06, 2020 - 08:00 pmAugust 06, 2020 - 10:00 pmMay 17, 2019, 8pm - 10pm
Ferguson Center for the Arts
1 Avenue of the Arts
Newport News, VA 23606
United States 1 Avenue of the Arts Newport News 23606


Incidental music by Florent Schmitt Virginia Symphony Orchestra JoAnn Falletta, conductor Bill Barclay, director As originally produced by Shakespeare's Globe Theatre A love story that lingers in myth and memory…and a score that enchanted audiences and then languished in obscurity…until now. This extraordinary production - as originally produced by the famed Shakespeare's Globe Theatre of London - melds Shakespeare's story of love, power and betrayal with a seductive, sensuous score by the great French composer Florent Schmitt.

With costumed actors and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra conducted by JoAnn Falletta, you'll hear Shakespeare's lush language in a new way as you discover music that stirs the pulse. This must-see version of the Shakespeare classic has only been performed twice before - once in London at once at the Hollywood Bowl - and drew lavish critical acclaim: "Four stars! There was a superb synchronicity between actors and orchestra" (The Guardian, London)