Benjamin Britten’s marvellous opera A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be presented by the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the National Institute of Dramatic Art.
When the King of the Fairies quarrels with his Queen, he orders his servant, a mischievous sprite, to play a prank on her – resulting in mistaken identities, confused lovers and a startling transformation. From the sliding strings of the magic wood to the rustics’ well-intentioned entertainment, Britten’s ear for beguiling orchestration and melodic invention will transport you to the confusion, hilarity and eerie beauty of this midsummer night’s dream world.
In a brand new partnership, National Institute of Dramatic Art technical production and stage management, and props students combine with The Sydney Conservatorium of Music performers to present this opera. Performed at NIDA’S state-of-the-art Parade Theatre, this magical opera breathes new life into Shakespeare’s loved comedy.
With libretto adapted from William Shakespeare by Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears, the co-production will be conducted by Stephen Mould
and directed by Kate Gaul, with set design by Camille Ostrowsky, costume design by Sabina Myers, produced by Scott Ryan and production manager Thomas Wade.
PERFORMANCES Saturday 4 December 7:00pm/ Tuesday 7 December 7:00pm/ Thursday 9 December 11:00am/ Saturday 11 December 2:00pm