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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
March 05, 06, 08, 10 at 19:00
Michael RosewellConductor
Liam SteelDirector
Michael PavelkaSet Designer, Costume Designer
Timothy MorganCountertenorOberonMar 05, 08
Thomas Scott-CowellCountertenorOberonMar 06, 10
Harriet EyleySopranoTytaniaMar 05, 08
Catriona HewitsonSopranoTytaniaMar 06, 10
Lauren Joyanne MorrisMezzo-sopranoHermiaMar 05, 08
Beth MoxonMezzo-sopranoHermiaMar 06, 10
Josephine GoddardSopranoHelenaMar 05, 08
Louise FullerSopranoHelenaMar 06, 10
Kieran RaynerBaritoneDemetriusMar 05, 08
Harry ThatcherBaritoneDemetriusMar 06, 10
Joel WilliamsTenorLysanderMar 05, 08
Richard PinkstoneTenorLysanderMar 06, 10
Timothy EdlinBass-baritoneBottomMar 05, 08
Theodore PlattBassBottomMar 06, 10
Hugo Herman-WilsonBaritoneQuinceMar 05, 08
Adam MaxeyBass-baritoneQuinceMar 06, 10
Robert ForrestTenorSnoutMar 05, 08
Stephen MillsTenorSnoutMar 06, 10
Conall O'NeillBassSnugMar 05, 08
Edward JowleBaritoneSnugMar 06, 10
Thomas ErlankTenorFluteMar 05, 08
Glen CunninghamTenorFluteMar 06, 10
Daniel D'SouzaBassStarvelingMar 05, 08
James SchoutenBaritoneStarvelingMar 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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