Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Magic of Midsummer

The wait is nearly over! Tomorrow evening BLO brings one of the world’s most beloved romantic comedies to the opera stage with a NEW production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The performances mark David Angus’s first appearance at the podium as BLO’s Music Director. Metropolitan Opera regular Susanna Phillips returns joined by John Gaston and rising sensation Nadine Sierra with English National Opera favorite Andrew Shore as Bottom.

A fusion of Benjamin Britten’s sparkling score and William Shakespeare’s whimsical play tells of the romantic adventures of two pairs of young lovers and the king and queen of the fairies. Audiences are transported to the luminous world of Oberon, Tytania, Puck and their fairy attendants where the line between fantasy and reality is hopelessly blurred.

A Midsummer Night's Dream is onstage at the Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theare April 29 - May 10.

Below, David Angus muses on opera, Benjamin Britten, and the magic of Midsummer

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