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A Midsummer Night's Dream
A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Item #:  D1411
Our Price: $29.99
Region: 1 (US & Canada Only)
Running Time: 156 minutes
Color: Color
UPC: 032031141193
ISBN: 0-7697-7689-2

Availability: In Stock

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Glyndebourne's production of Benjamin Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream is pure magic. Brilliantly adapted from Shakespeare's play, the opera follows the adventures of the four lovers and a group of naïve rustics who, in a wood on a moonstruck night, fall foul of Oberon and Tytania, the quarreling King and Queen of Fairies.

In Peter Hall's remarkable staging, that very wood comes alive as logs and trees move and rustle, creating ambiguous silhouettes in the dark mysterious woodland, lit only by John Bury's wonderful rising sun and moon. Counter-tenor James Bowman plays Oberon, Ileana Cotrubas proves a majestic Tytania while baritone Curt Appelgren gives a vivid performance as Bottom. The magic web of Britten's music is brilliantly spun by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Bernard Haitink.


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Cast & Crew

James Bowman
Ileana Cotrubas
Curt Appelgren
Cynthia Buchanan
Ryland Davies
Dale Duesing
and more!

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Composer: Benjamin Britten
Libretto: Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears

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