22nd September, 2021 / 19:00 -
1st June, 2020
Guildhall School of Music and Drama is delighted to celebrate the 60th anniversary of one of the most popular of all 20th-century operas, Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, with a free online broadcast of their celebrated 2019 production.
Britten’s interpretation of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy – a magical tale of lovers, fairies and comic mix-ups – first premiered at the Aldeburgh Festival on 11 June 1960. The opera creates an enchanting atmosphere through the use of musical themes and styles which are blurred to create a fascinating juxtaposition between fantasy and reality.
Music by Benjamin Britten, libretto adapted from Shakespeare by Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears
Dominic Wheeler conductor
Martin Lloyd-Evans director
Ruari Murchison designer
Mark Jonathan lighting designer
Victoria Newlyn movement director
Karl Dixon video designer
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