A Midsummer Night's Dream
- London Coliseum
Britten's opera A Midsummer Night's Dream returns to the English National Opera and Coliseum in a production led by conductor Alexander Soddy. Counter-tenor Christopher Ainslie sings the role of Oberon and Tytania is sung be soprano Soraya Mafi.
Based on Shakespeare’s popular comedy, Britten’s opera follows the consequences of a falling-out between the fairy-king Oberon and his queen Tytania, with mistaken identities, confused lovers and alarming transformations as the result. This production, directed by Robert Carsen, explores the blurred relationships between reality and dreams, the natural and supernatural, and sexual desire. From the sliding string chords of the magic wood to the rustics’ well-intentioned entertainment, Britten’s ear for beguiling orchestration and melodic invention will enchant and entice you.
Do not miss this faschinating fairy tale opera at London Coliseum.