A Midsummer Night's Dream - Festival d'Aix-en-Provence (2015) - Le Songe d'une nuit d'été - Festival d'Aix-en-Provence (2015)

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Rerun of the 1991 Festival d'Aix-en-Provence and Opéra national de Lyon production

In a forest near Athens, during the night of the summer solstice, different worlds overlap. There is the realm of the fairies, disrupted by the discord that opposes King Oberon and Queen Tytania. But there are also four star-crossed lovers and a group of amateur artisans who are rehearsing a play outside the city. Thanks to the magic sap of a flower, the elf Puck sows seeds of havoc and causes unexpected encounters among all the characters. Harnessing the dreamy and sinuous developments of one of Shakespeare’s most cherished play, Benjamin Britten has written a spellbinding opera where each world is differentiated by unique musical material. Robert Carsen directed an enchanting production of this 20th century operatic masterpiece, which was a phenomenal success at the 1991 Festival before going on tour and conquering audiences around the world in 1992. It now returns to its birthplace, the courtyard of the Archeveché, where the summer nights are Provençal and dreams consumed al fresco.

More information is available on the festival's official website.

Schedule

July 04, 2015 21:30:00

July 07, 2015 21:30:00

July 10, 2015 21:30:00

July 12, 2015 21:30:00

July 16, 2015 21:30:00

July 18, 2015 21:30:00

July 20, 2015 21:30:00

Casting

Robert Carsen

Kazushi Ono

Sandrine Piau

Layla Claire

Elizabeth DeShong

Lawrence Zazzo

Rupert Charlesworth

John Chest

Brindley Sherratt

Miltos Yerolemou

Scott Conner

Allyson McHardy

Henry Waddington

Michael Slattery

Christopher Gillett

Simon Butterriss

Brian Bannatyne-Scott

Work's characters list

Director

Conductor

Tytania

Helena

Hermia

Oberon

Lysander

Demetrius

Bottom

Puck

Theseus

Hippolyta

Quince

Flute

Snout

Starveling

Snug

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