A Midsummer Night's Dream

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26 May '22

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Opera Zuid / Ola Mafaalani
A Midsummer Night's Dream
26 May '22
Opera Zuid / Ola Mafaalani
1+ rank € 40.5 / 1st rank € 37.5 / 2nd rank € 35 / 3rd rank € 30 / 4th rank € 21.5 / 5th rank 10

Between dusk and dawn, Elf King Oberon's kingdom turns into a playground for love. With a drop of magic potion, he influences the love life of his citizens and wife Tytania. Infatuation, infidelity, ecstasy, sadness and reconciliation fill the night.

Start time 7:30 PM
Duration tba, including interval
Location Grote Zaal
Language English with Dutch surtitles

Benjamin Britten wrote the magical opera A Midsummer Night's Dream, after Shakespeare's romantic comedy. Britten's low-key style ultimately allows for an unheard of outburst of indulgence in the woods. Director Ola Mafaalani discovers the sensuality in this score and pulls out all the stops.

Mafaalani's theatre is a feast for the senses and she has been called the empress of theatrical fantasy. ‘The children's choir doesn't just come up and sing, but bake and cook while singing. When you see those children at work, you experience that full unconditional love for everything around you again. It is my need to let A Midsummer Night's Dream be your own love affair,’ says Mafaalani.

-|-This opera is a testimony about how cruel we can be in the name of love.

Together with a top cast of mainly Dutch and British soloists, special guest chef Andre Amaro and aerial artist Dreya Weber (known for working with P!nk), Mafaalani and acclaimed conductor Karel Deseure will enter a sultry midsummer night, with the aim of enchanting the audience.

Credits

cast includes
Titania Kristina Bitenc
Puck Dreya Weber
Theseus Huub Claessens
Lysander Jeroen de Vaal
Demetrius Charles Rice
Hermia
Leonie van Rheden
Helena Liesbeth Devos
Bottom Marc Pantus
Flute Christopher Gillett
Quince Marcel van Dieren
Snug Andrew Greenan
Snout Mitch Raemaekers
Starveling Galen Dole
Chef André Amaro

-|-director Ola Mafaalani
musical director Karel Deseure
assistant director Jean-Philippe Guilois
dramaturge Willem Bruls
set designer André Joosten

With Covid Admission Ticket

To visit this performance you need a valid COVID admission ticket. This can be a negative test result, a vaccination certificate or proof that you have recovered from corona (proof of recovery). You must convert one of these into a QR code in the CoronaCheck app or a print via CoronaCheck.nl. Only then will you have a valid COVID admission ticket.

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