Benjamin Britten

A Midsummer Night's Dream


21 October 2019
19:00 - 21:45
1 intermission
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Cast | 21.10.2019

Conductor Simone Young
Director Irina Brook
Set design Noëlle Ginefri-Corbel
Costumes Magali Castellan
Lighting Jean Kalman
Choreography Martin Buczko
Assistant Director Sophie Petit
Assistant set designer Loriana Casagrande
Petra Schnakenberg
Assistant costume designer Irène Bernaud
Oberon Lawrence Zazzo
Titania Erin Morley
Puck Théo Touvet
Theseus Peter Kellner
Hippolyta Szilvia Vörös
Lysander Josh Lovell
Demetrius Rafael Fingerlos
Hermia Rachel Frenkel
Helena Valentina Naforniţa
Bottom/Zettel Peter Rose
Flute/Flaut Benjamin Hulett


William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream was the inspiration for works in all genres. Amongst others, Henry Purcell, Ambroise Thomas, Carl Maria von Weber and Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy wrote widely differing music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and visual artists, choreographers and film-makers were also inspired by the complex story. In 1960, with his A Midsummer Night’s Dream Benjamin Britten published one of the best known opera versions: an amusing, light, poetic and psychological masterpiece that is one of his most played works of music theatre. Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream was first heard at the opera house on the Ring in 1962; now, after more than half a century, the opera house is producing the work again.