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Britten - A Midsummer Night’s Dream (DVD) | Opus Arte OA1373D

Britten - A Midsummer Night’s Dream (DVD)

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Label: Opus Arte

Cat No: OA1373D

Barcode: 0809478013730

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 25th August 2023

Contents

Artists

Ileana Cotrubas
James Bowman
Curt Appelgren
Cynthia Buchan
Ryland Davies
Dale Duesing
Felicity Lott
Robert Bryson
Andrew Gallagher
Donald Bell
Patrick Power
Adrian Thompson
Lieuwe Visser
Claire Powell
Damien Nash
The Glyndebourne Chorus
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Bernard Haitink

Works

Britten, Benjamin

A Midsummer Night's Dream, op.64

Artists

Ileana Cotrubas
James Bowman
Curt Appelgren
Cynthia Buchan
Ryland Davies
Dale Duesing
Felicity Lott
Robert Bryson
Andrew Gallagher
Donald Bell
Patrick Power
Adrian Thompson
Lieuwe Visser
Claire Powell
Damien Nash
The Glyndebourne Chorus
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Bernard Haitink

About

Bernard Haitink conducts in this landmark recording of Peter Hall’s inimitable production.

Glyndebourne’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is pure magic. Brilliantly adapted from Shakespeare’s play, the opera follows the adventures of four lovers and a group of naïve rustics who, in a wood on a moonstruck midsummer night, fall foul of Oberon and Tytania, the quarrelling king and queen of the fairies.

In Peter Hall’s remarkable staging, the very wood comes alive as logs and trees move and rustle, creating ambiguous silhouettes in the dark mysterious woodland, lit only by designer John Bury’s wonderful rising sun and moon.

“The perfect Britten opera for this Sussex countryside setting” – The Times

“Peter Hall’s 1981 Glyndebourne production of Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream has long been regarded by many as the definitive staging of the work.” – The Guardian

Cast:
- Tytania: Ileana Cotrubas
- Oberon: James Bowman
- Bottom: Curt Appelgren
- Hermia: Cynthia Buchan
- Lysander: Ryland Davies
- Demetrius: Dale Duesing
- Helena: Felicity Lott
- Quince: Robert Bryson
- Snug: Andrew Gallagher
- Starveling: Donald Bell
- Flute: Patrick Power
- Snout: Adrian Thompson
- Theseus: Lieuwe Visser
- Hippolyta: Claire Powell
- Puck: Damien Nash

Director: Peter Hall
Designer: John Bury

Duration: approx. 156 minutes
Audio: Dolby Digital Stereo
Subtitles: EN, FR, DE, ES
FSK: 0

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