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A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Royal College of Music: Britten TheatrePrince Consort Road, London, Greater London, SW7 2BS, United Kingdom
2018 March 05, 06, 08, 10 at 19:00
Britten, Benjamin (1913-1976)A Midsummer Night's DreamLibretto by Peter Pears after Shakespeare
Michael RosewellConductor
Liam SteelDirector
Michael PavelkaSet Designer, Costume Designer
Timothy MorganCountertenorOberon2018 Mar 05, 08
Thomas Scott-CowellCountertenorOberon2018 Mar 06, 10
Harriet EyleySopranoTytania2018 Mar 05, 08
Catriona HewitsonSopranoTytania2018 Mar 06, 10
Lauren Joyanne MorrisMezzo-sopranoHermia2018 Mar 05, 08
Beth MoxonMezzo-sopranoHermia2018 Mar 06, 10
Josephine GoddardSopranoHelena2018 Mar 05, 08
Louise FullerSopranoHelena2018 Mar 06, 10
Kieran RaynerBaritoneDemetrius2018 Mar 05, 08
Harry ThatcherBaritoneDemetrius2018 Mar 06, 10
Joel WilliamsTenorLysander2018 Mar 05, 08
Richard PinkstoneTenorLysander2018 Mar 06, 10
Timothy EdlinBass-baritoneBottom2018 Mar 05, 08
Theodore PlattBassBottom2018 Mar 06, 10
Hugo Herman-WilsonBaritoneQuince2018 Mar 05, 08
Adam MaxeyBass-baritoneQuince2018 Mar 06, 10
Robert ForrestTenorSnout2018 Mar 05, 08
Stephen MillsTenorSnout2018 Mar 06, 10
Conall O'NeillBassSnug2018 Mar 05, 08
Edward JowleBaritoneSnug2018 Mar 06, 10
Thomas ErlankTenorFlute2018 Mar 05, 08
Glen CunninghamTenorFlute2018 Mar 06, 10
Daniel D'SouzaBassStarveling2018 Mar 05, 08
James SchoutenBaritoneStarveling2018 Mar 06, 10
Peter EdgeBassTheseus
Ida RänzlövMezzo-sopranoHippolyta
George LongworthActorPuck
Royal College of Music Classical Orchestra

Based on Shakespeare's comic play, RCM alumnus Benjamin Britten’s much-loved opera A Midsummer Night's Dream has enchanted audiences since its first performance at the Aldeburgh Festival over 50 years ago.

Set in the woods around Athens, the King of the Fairies Oberon has fallen out with his Queen, Tytania. While the Rustics (craftsmen) rehearse for a play, Oberon interferes in the disputes of four lovers with a troublesome love potion and the acrobat Puck makes mischief, but all is reconciled at the wedding of Theseus, the Duke of Athens.

From the ethereal woodland scenes to the amusing antics of the Rustics, Britten's orchestration brilliantly portrays each dream-like scene with distinctive musical signatures.

Please note that this production may not be suitable for children under the age of 12.

Tickets: £10, £20, £30, £40, £50

Available from Wednesday 24 January. RCM Benefactors and Patrons have priority booking from Wednesday 10 January and RCM Friends from Wednesday 17 January.

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