A Midsummer Nights Dream Tickets
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Hawaii Opera Theatre: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Neal S. Blaisdell Center - Concert Hall
Feb 12 2016
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium (formerly Progress Energy Center)
May 12 2016
New York City Ballet: A Midsummer Night's Dream
David H. Koch Theater (formerly New York State Theater)
May 24 2016
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A Midsummer Nights Dream is one of Shakespeare’s most popular comic play. It was written in the 1590’s and has been performed all over the world. The play was reworked into an Opera play by Benjamin Britten. Britten’s adaption of the play is scheduled to be performed at a handful of venues including the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Centre, Tulsa Performing Arts Centre and the Kennedy Centre in Washington DC. Drawn completely from Shakespeare’s own imagination, the play includes fairies and fictional worlds. The story goes on to interconnect the four worlds to produce a magical and romantic story that is highly enjoyable. So get your A Midsummer Nights Dream tickets booked right away for an entertaining evening.
James Conlon, one of the most versatile and well known conductor, conducts the Opera and leads the ensemble cast of musicians. Conlon considered to be the champion of Britten, led the “Britten 100/LA” celebrations. His repertoire which reflects three years of efforts on Benjamin Britten’s work, makes him the most suitable option to lead the ensemble. His immense experience of working in symphonic, choral and operatic fields is reflected in the varied music that follows the plot of A Midsummer Nights Dream. The countertenor Oberon is played by Lestyn Davies and the role of Tytania is acted by soprano, Kathleen Kim.
The play revolves around the marriage between Theseus and Hippolyta. Theseus is the Duke of Athens while Hippolyta is a Queen of the Amazon. Along with the aristocrats in Athens, the plot involves four young lovers, six amateur actors and fairies from King Oberon’s and Queen Titania’s fairy kingdom. The tale follows the mismatched lovers who are running away from their local town, into the Athenian Woods. Things start to take a twist when King Oberon decides to get back at his wife, by casting a spell on her with the help of his fairies. Queen Tytania under the magical spell, is doomed to fall in love with the first thing she sees. As the hilarious plot unfolds, the “rude actors” who are entrusted with the responsibility of coming up with a play on the wedding also enter the forest. Queen Tytania wakes up to see one of the actors, Bottom, who is wearing a donkey’s head. Pandemonium ensues as it gets revealed that the king has also interfered with the four lovers.
A Midsummer Nights Dream was written by Britten in eight months and he prepared it just in time to premiere at the Aldeburgh Festival in Suffolk, England. Performed on June 11, 1960 at the Jubilee Hall, the Opera received mixed reviews from critics. There are slight differences between the original Midsummer Nights Dream and the Opera that Britten wrote. Britten’s version begins in the magical wood, unlike the original, which begins at Theseus’s court. Britten’s approach is very straightforward, he begins with very different starts to the second and third act as well, demanding the attention of the audience from the very beginning.
The musical distinction of the play lies in the different scores that are played in the different settings. The fairy kingdom is followed by slow and gauzy chords, complement by the boy-sopranos fairy chorus, giving the scenes an ethereal and eerie feel. As the different worlds collide, the music fittingly changes. Set in three acts and lasting over just three and a half hours, the opera is a delight to watch. Don’t miss out on the combination of magic, romance and laughter; Get your A Midsummer Nights Dream tickets booked as soon as possible.