Composer Sartje Pickett delves into her music for the Guthrie's 'Twelfth Night'

Joy Dolo stars as Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Sally Wingert as Sir Toby Belch and Sarah Jane Agnew as Maria in Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night' at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis.Photo Courtesy of Dan Norman

Composer Sartje Pickett: Guthrie's 'Twelfth Night'


February 13, 2020

"If music be the food of love, play on," wrote Shakespeare in Twelfth Night — adding in the next line, "Give me excess of it!"

There is plenty of music in the Guthrie Theater's new production of Twelfth Night, written especially for the show by composer Sartje Pickett. Classical MPR's John Birge sat down with Pickett to sample the new songs, which honor both contemporary sounds and the ancient spirit of this classic comedy of romance and mistaken identity.

Twelfth Night runs through March 22 at the Guthrie.