Many composers have adapted the plays of Shakespeare into operas. This class will compare and contrast operas by different composers, and present a slideshow with audio excerpts on each opera.
A native of the northern suburbs of Chicago, Christine Casey attended Northwestern University, where she received two degrees in Music Education. She retired from public school teaching, having taught at Fenton High School in Bensenville, where she was the choir director and department chair of Music and Art. As a soprano soloist, she has performed actively in the Chicago area. For the past eleven years, Christine has volunteered as a community and school lecturer, previously for the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Opera Lovers Lecture Corps in Chicago, and recently at OLLI at Berkshire Community College.
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