Glyndebourne Festival - A Midsummer Night's Dream Reviews
21 April 2021

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Glyndebourne Festival


No. of reviews: 13

Netia Jones’s techno-sophistry is used to enchanting effect in her imaginative production
12 Jun 17 / The Guardian
Un verano con Shakespeare y Britten
14 Sep 16 / Mundo Clásico (Spanish)
The pinnacle of Sir Peter Hall’s operatic success at Glyndebourne
24 Aug 16 / Express
Britten untamed!
20 Aug 16 / Opera Today
Peter Hall's 35-year-old production is still a winner
19 Aug 16 / Express
This was a treat
17 Aug 16 / Mark Ronan's Theatre Reviews
Poised and magical
16 Aug 16 / Independent
Si Tête d'Ane m'était conté...
16 Aug 16 / Forum Opéra
A faithful, snappy revival
15 Aug 16 / Music OMH
No surprises but a fine cast graces this effective revival of a durable classic
13 Aug 16 / The Stage
A heady mix of menace and fairy-dust
13 Aug 16 / Classical Source
Britten's magical operatic version of Shakespeare's play, revived in Peter Hall's production
13 Aug 16 / What's on Stage
Enchanted wood: dream of a Dream at Glyndebourne
13 Aug 16 / Bachtrack
A Midsummer Night's Dream: Shakespeare's great shapeshifter
This year’s crop of Dreams shows how Shakespeare’s comedy is fertile ground for infinite interpretation. But it is Benjamin Britten’s opera version that digs deepest into its inner strangeness.
Peter Hall: the Hallmark of operatic excellence
As Glyndebourne prepares to revive Peter Hall’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Rupert Christiansen looks back on the great director’s career.
Production details
Cast
Mead, Kim, Hulett, Rock, DeShong, Royal, Sumuel, Huckle, Rose, Soar, Gregory, Goronwy, Judson, Dazeley
(c) Hrusa/Bines (d) Hall
Performance dates
11, 13, 16, 18, 21, 23, 26, 28 August 2016
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