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Opera Philadelphia

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Feb 08, 2019
Feb 17, 2019

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U.S. Production Premiere
Music by Benjamin Britten
Libretto by Benjamin Britten & Peter Pears
Based on the play by William Shakespeare
Opera at the Academy
Performed in English with English supertitles

Having toured the world for over a quarter century, Robert Carsen’s delightful staging of A Midsummer Night’s Dream finally makes its way stateside. This jovial adaptation of Shakespeare’s popular comedy follows a throng of characters as they get tangled in complicated love triangles, mistaken identities, and alarming transformations.

Leading the cast as Oberon and Tytania are Tim Mead—praised for his “seductive and commanding” interpretation (The Guardian)—and the “sexy and flirty” (The Wall Street Journal) soprano Anna Christy.

Performance Schedule
Friday, February 8 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 10 at 2:30 p.m.
Friday, February 15 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 17 at 2:30 p.m.

"A show that's so much fun."—The Guardian