Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 8 p.m.
Friday, November 8, 2019, 8 p.m.
Saturday, November 9, 2019, 8 p.m.
Sunday, November 10, 2019, 2 p.m.
Music by Benjamin Britten
Libretto adapted by Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears
Directed by Jonathon Field
Conducted by Christopher Larkin
Ah, the madness of love. Britten’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream has become one of the most frequently performed operas from the second half of the 20th century. From the ethereal beauty of the fairies to the rough-and-tumble Mechanicals, the musical setting is filled with homage and satire, from baroque through Schoenberg.