Verdi 200: Verdi's passion for Shakespeare

As Radio 3 continues its Verdi 200 season, marking the composer's bicentenary, Philip Dodd talks to music historian Sarah Lenton and scholar René Weis about Verdi's passion for Shakespeare, how Shakespearean themes infuse all his operas after Macbeth and why he thought the baritone voice was perfect for his Shakespearean anti-heroes.

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