The Plot, Adaptations, and the Opera
What is it about they story of Macbeth that makes it so compelling? Heidi Stallings leads us through the rise and fall of the tragic title character, and helps us examine why this work is so easily adapted into such varied mediums.
Music and Prophecy
In this video, we will reflect on how Verdi uses the language of music to portray the emotions, actions, and characters in his operatic adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy. Students are encouraged to continue their exploration of Macbeth's "Corridor of Conscience" in a musical creation exercise.
Telling the Story through Design
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Heidi Stallings, Teaching Artist
Heidi Stallings is a New York based theater artist and educator. Her work focuses on creating community and connections between diverse populations through the disciplines of Drama, Musical Theatre, and Opera. Theater Credits: Broadway and in the National Tours of CATS (Grizabella), directed by Trevor Nunn, ZORBA (Sophia) directed by Joel Grey, EVITA (Eva Peron) directed by Harold Prince. Voice Over Artist HBO, PBS, Family Channel: Lyle Lyle Crocodile, The Story of the Dancing Frog , Abel’s Island. Director: The Music Man, Into the Woods, Alice in Wonderland, Fiddler on the Roof, Peter Pan, Shrek, Crazy for You, The Sound of Music, The Little Mermaid, Anything Goes, Oklahoma!, Guys and Dolls, Mary Poppins, Annie, Newsies, and Legally Blonde. Ms. Stallings is a teaching artist with The Metropolitan Opera Guild, New Victory Theater, The Roundabout Theatre Company, Maspeth Town Hall. Proud member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA. Ms.Stallings holds a BFA from Illinois Wesleyan University in Music and Drama.