Opera: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Shakespeare's best-loved comedy is an equally bewitching opera with music by Benjamin Britten set to a libretto adapted by the composer and Peter Pears from William Shakespeare's play. Britten's score literally shimmers and breathes — capturing perfectly the ethos of an enchanted forest where magical things can and do happen (with a few dark undertones to keep things interesting)!
Here, four star-crossed lovers and a troop of bumbling actors find themselves at the mercy of fairies — whose king, Oberon, is in the middle of a major spat with his queen, Tytania. Watch what happens when that charmed love-dust starts flying!
Presented by Westminster Opera Theater, composed of Westminster Choir College students. Graduates of the program have gone on to perform in opera houses around the world. Experience the talent of the opera stars of tomorrow!
Fully staged production with orchestra.
Westminster Opera Theater
William Hobbs, music director
Kara-Lynn Vaeni, stage director
Admission: $25 adults and $20 students/seniors
Box Office: 609-921-2663 or online.
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