Picture: Iko Freese
Picture: Iko Freese / drama-berlin.de
Picture: Iko Freese / drama-berlin.de
Picture: Iko Freese / drama-berlin.de
Picture: Iko Freese / drama-berlin.de
Picture: Iko Freese / drama-berlin.de
Picture: Iko Freese / drama-berlin.de
Picture: Iko Freese / drama-berlin.de
Picture: Iko Freese / drama-berlin.de
Picture: Iko Freese / drama-berlin.de
Picture: Iko Freese / drama-berlin.de
Picture: Iko Freese / drama-berlin.de
Picture: Iko Freese / drama-berlin.de
Picture: Iko Freese / drama-berlin.de
Benjamin Britten

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Opera in three acts (1958/1960)
Libretto by William Shakespeare by Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears
German transmission by August Wilhelm von Schlegel, established by Ernest Roth, revised by Walter Felsenstein
Sep '14
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Oct '14
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Last season's surprise success is back on the programme for this season - Benjamin Britten’s Shakespeare classic with "enchantingly beautiful music and a surrealist streak" [Berliner Zeitung] and staging by Latvian opera director Viestur Kairish!

The tragi-comic drama about jealousy in the kingdom of the fairies, confused lovers, lust - and the frustration of being a great big donkey - leads us into the depths of our own souls. With the "suggestive, fairy-tale atmosphere and magical effects" [Der Tagesspiegel], the music almost makes us forget that it was, in the end, nothing more than a dream…
2 hours 50 minutes
Introduction 30 minutes before the beginning of the performance, Foyer.

Crew

Conductor
Staging
Stage and costume design
Ieva Jurjāne
Dramaturgy
Light design

Cast

Oberon, König der Elfen
Puck, ein Elf
Theseus
Hippolyta
Demetrius
Peter Squenz
Schnock
Schnauz
Máté Gál, Johannes Dunz
Schlucker
Bernhard Hansky, Nikola Ivanov

Don Juan, the epitome of the seducer, inspired Mozart to one of his most influential operas. Frivolous, witty and profound all at once. The perfect opportunity for Herbert Fritsch, the master of theatrical folly, whose highly musical style of staging is tailor-made for this "light-hearted spectacle" about fatal passions.
“A hilarious evening: you find yourself laughing from the bottom of your heart at the carefree antics onstage, and at yourself.” [TAZ]
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