Britten’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ took to the Leeds Grand Theatre stage this week at Opera North. We began rehearsals in August under the direction of Martin Duncan and conductor Stuart Stratford and I have loved getting to grips with this brilliant opera in the role of Hermia! The production is full of magic, humour and lovers running around in their underwear (Blush) …We have had great fun!
‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ is performed as part of Opera North’s Festival of Britten and runs alongside productions of ‘Peter Grimes’ and ‘Death in Venice’ throughout Autumn 2013.
Opera North’s Festival of Britten is part of Britten 100, a centenary celebration of Benjamin Britten (1913-1976), launched in September 2012 by the Britten-Pears Foundation. Britten 100 is an unprecedented collaboration of leading organisations from the worlds of performing arts, publishing, broadcasting, film, academia and heritage: the widest ever global celebration of a British composer. Find out more at the Britten 100 website.
There is also some great info about composer Benjamin Britten here http://www.britten100.org/new-to-britten/the-man
Performances take place in Leeds: Grand Theatre 28th Sep – 24th Oct 2013 and then the production tours to Salford Quays: The Lowry6th – 8th Nov 2013, Newcastle: Theatre Royal12th – 15th Nov 2013 and finishes Nottingham Theatre Royal19th – 22nd Nov 2013.
For more information http://www.operanorth.co.uk/productions/a-midsummer-night-s-dream
‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ rehearsals;