An operatic version of Shakespeare's fantasy play. With great skill and sensitivity, Britten presents the play as a charming opera, retaining the serene magic of the forest, the distress of the lovers, Puck's mischief, and Bottom's lamentably amateur theatre company. A revival of the original 1981 productionPerformers Tim Mead (Oberon), Kathleen Kim (Tytania), Benjamin Hulett (Lysander), Duncan Rock (Demetrius), Elizabeth DeShong (Hemia), Kate Royal (Helena), Michael Sumuel (Theseus), Claudia Huckle (Hippolyta), Matthew Rose (Bottom), Anthony Gregory (Flute), David Soar (Quince), Sion Goronwy (Snug), Colin Judson (Snout), William Dazeley (Starveling).
Music Benjamin Britten. Author Shakespeare. Adapted by Benjamin Britten. Adapted by Peter Pears. Company Glyndebourne Opera. Director Peter Hall. Director Lynne Hockney (revival director). Conductor Kazushi Ono. Company London Philharmonic Orchestra.