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A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Academy of Music240 S Broad St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, PA 19102, United States
2019 February 08 20:00, February 10 14:30, February 15 20:00, February 17 14:30
Programme
Britten, Benjamin (1913-1976)A Midsummer Night's DreamLibretto by Peter Pears after Shakespeare
Performers
Opera Philadelphia
Corrado RovarisConductor
Robert CarsenDirector
Michael LevineSet Designer, Costume Designer
Tim MeadCountertenorOberon
Anna ChristySopranoTytania
Miltos YerolemouActorPuck
Georgia JarmanSopranoHelena
Siena Licht MillerMezzo-sopranoHermia
Brenton RyanTenorLysander
Johnathan McCulloughBaritoneDemetrius
Evan HughesBass-baritoneTheseus
Allyson McHardyMezzo-sopranoHippolyta
Matthew RoseBassBottom
Miles MykkanenTenorFlute
Patrick GuettiBassSnug
George SomervilleTenorSnout
Zachary AltmanBassStarveling
Brent Michael SmithBassQuince
Opera Philadelphia Orchestra
Emmanuelle BastetRevival Director
Sir Matthew BourneChoreography
Shelby WilliamsRevival choreography

"A show that's so much fun."—The Guardian

Having toured the world for over a quarter century, Robert Carsen’s delightful staging of A Midsummer Night’s Dream finally makes its way stateside. This jovial adaptation of Shakespeare’s popular comedy follows a throng of characters as they get tangled in complicated love triangles, mistaken identities, and alarming transformations.

Leading the cast as Oberon and Tytania are Tim Mead—praised for his “seductive and commanding” interpretation (The Guardian)—and the “sexy and flirty” (The Wall Street Journal) soprano Anna Christy.

Production of the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence & Opera National de Lyon. Performed in English with English supertitles.

The running time is approximately 3 hours and 3 minutes, including one 20-minute intermission.

Tickets on sale from August 1st.

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