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Fleance

Overview page. Subjects: Opera — Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

(Verdi: Macbeth). Silent. A child, son of Banquo, who manages to escape when his father is assassinated. Creator (1847) unknown. A famous Fleance was the 12‐year‐old George Christie, who...

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Iago

Overview page. Subjects: Opera — Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

In Shakespeare's Othello (1602–4), the Machiavellian villain who as an apparently loyal subordinate so poisons Othello's mind that he kills his innocent wife and attempts to have her...

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Oberon

Overview page. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism — Opera.

In Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, the king of the fairies and husband of Titania. He also appears in R. Greene's play James the Fourth and is the eponymous hero of Weber's opera.

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