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 '13
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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
Diego Leetz

Cast

Oberon, König der Elfen
Puck, ein Elf
Theseus
Hippolyta
Demetrius
Peter Squenz
Flaut
Peter Renz, Steffen Doberauer
Schnock
Schnauz
Schlucker

Turning his back on cultural clichés, Sebastian Baumgarten sets this production of Carmen in a contemporary Spain with a facade just starting to crumble. 
Barrie Kosky’s celebrated production, winner of the most important British theatre prize, the Laurence Olivier Award, can now also be experienced at the Komische Oper Berlin with new staging.
"Every performance a Premiere!" This was the credo of the founder of the Komische Oper, Walter Felsenstein. Consequently, we too celebrate the revival of a production just like a premiere, with guest lecturers from renowned experts relating to the theme of the show 45 minutes before the curtain goes up, and in the After Show Lounge following the performance, as a revival party.
Komische Oper Berlin and director Barrie Kosky are nominated for the Opera Award 2014!
It took the 19-year-old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart just six weeks to write his pastoral opera Il re pastore, an enchanting, charming piece which only betrays the youth of the composer in its Arcadian lightness and fresh tone. Candy for the ears!
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